Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee-and-cake is one of my simple pleasures. I personally love to have my tea or coffee with something special ( like cake or a good biscuit or even slice of chocolate) and if there is nothing to have it with, there is no reason  for to drink a coffee or tea either. Few days ago I came across a post in MSN that gathered 9 different recipes for coffee cake ( courtesy of Martha Stewart). I am planning to make them all soon and see which I like the best. because you know I can't get enough of cakes :). Almost all the cakes here have 2 steps of making, one for the topping and one for the cake itself.
So let's start with baking the first one called "Coffee Cake Muffins". 


Streusel Topping: 
Brown sugar:  1 cup
All-purpose flour : 1 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Ground cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon
Chilled unsalted butter ( cut in small cubes): 1/2 cup

Unsalted butter : 1/2 cup
All-purpose flour : 1 3/4 cup
Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons
Baking Soda: 1 teaspoons
Sour Cream: 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Eggs: 2 large

Prepare streusel topping:
In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. then mix the butter ( cut to small pieces) to the rest of materials until mixture resembles large coarse crumbs;put them in fridge until ready to use. 
Prepare the muffin:
First preheat the oven to 350F. in a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. using an electric mixer ( on medium speed) beat together butter, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. add the eggs one by one until well combined. then put the mixer at low and add the flour to the rest. 
I used baking sheets for muffins; if you don't want to use them , grease the pans before loading them. add half of the batter to the muffin pan, top it with a layer of streusel mixture, then put the remaining batter and top it with streusel again. 

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. after they become ready coll them on wire rack for couple of minutes. these muffins are so moist and favorable,I really liked its texture. Hope you try them and enjoy with your tea or coffee.


1 comment:

  1. seems delicious...I should try it soon...thanks for recipe..