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Streusel Coffee Cake


Hello 2010!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Do you have any family traditions? We have some… but this year we’ve taken it to a whole other level.

Having this cutie pie in our life is what really brought it home for us!


Here she is taking a tub at Grandma & Grandpa’s. Isn’t she cute…

For New Year’s Day my hubby and I thought of two breakfast foods we would love to have in the morning.

My choice was homemade coffee cake. His was homemade biscuits.

So low and behold, New Year’s morning, we had fresh coffee cake and biscuits. (Biscuit recipe to come later in the week)

I was in heaven having a slice of this cake with a fresh cup of coffee. It was delicious!

Streusel Coffee Cake


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 stick melted butter

Make streusel topping by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a round 9×2 inch deep cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon… set aside.

Cream butter and sugar on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg, then mix sour cream and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Spread half the batter in the pan and sprinkle with half the streusel topping. Spread the remaining batter on top and scatter remaining streusel topping on top. Bake coffee cake for about 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool on rack for about 15 minutes.



Question of the Day?

Do you have any special New Year’s tradition? Are there any special food’s you eat?

Don’t forget Monday January 4th… No Diet’s in the New Year!

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on January 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Ok, your baby is BEAUTIFUL. Hair, skin, eyes…wow!

  2. Heather said on January 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    your baby is so adorable!!!

    My new years traditions are nothing much more than PJ’s and comfort food on NYE- but that’s the BEST way for me 🙂 and the Rose Bowl and lounging on New Years Day.

  3. Marisa (Loser for Life) said on January 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Your baby is soooo cute! She should be a baby model!

    The coffee cake sounds delicious! I love baking with whole wheat pastry flour.

  4. Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on January 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Awww…what a full head of hair!!!

    That coffee cake looks delicious!

  5. Light Delight with Tou Tou said on January 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    ohhh she is sooooo adorable 😀 that’s the best gift you can have for the new year 😀

    your version of coffee cake looks better than mine ;-D I love that texture of it!

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on January 3, 2010 at 1:10 am

    streussel coffee cake looks amazing! you’re making me hunnnnngry!!!

  7. Karine said on January 3, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Great coffee cake!

    And your baby is indeed very cute!! 🙂

  8. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on January 3, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Cutie pie is an understatement!

    And that coffee cake? Well that looks amazing!

  9. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen said on January 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

    what a beautiful face!

    we always ALWAYS have black-eyed peas and ham on New Year’s…everything else is up for grabs, but we have to have those 🙂

  10. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on January 3, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Wow, you have a cutie! Definitely makes you appreciate what you have! Our only New Years tradition is the meal of ham, black eyed peas and greens.

  11. lynn @ the actors diet said on January 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

    god i love the words coffee cake

  12. FoodFitnessFreshair said on January 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    This looks like a great recipe! I have yet to have a whole wheat coffee cake, but that’s also because I have yet to home-make one. I’ll have to try this. Adorable kid!

  13. The Candid RD said on January 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Yum, this looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

    I remember taking baths in my parent’s kitchen sink when I was young. It’s one of those things I’ll never forget. Fond memories 🙂 She is adorable!!

  14. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on January 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Your daughter is just precious!!!

  15. katie said on January 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    girl-your baby IS BEAUTIFUL! i have so many pics of me in the bath when i was younger..she will appreciate these one day!

  16. Kati @ Living Well said on January 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ah, cute little girl! Your streusel cake looks delish! I need to buy some whole wheat pastry flour…

  17. Mommy RD said on January 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Your baby is sooo cute! I love all that hair!

    Your coffee cake looks amazing. I would choose that as a breakfast of choice too. We don’t have any New Years Day traditions, except to take down all the Christmas decorations.

  18. said on January 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my she is super cute! Happy new year to you! Having my baby definitely made me more into traditions, we did some for Xmas, but nothing special for new years.

  19. Gelareh @ Orange Truffle said on January 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

    She is a cutie 🙂