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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • pinch salt

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork until mixture resembles crumbs.

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Beat cream cheese and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.

Coffee Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9” x 13” baking pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Stir in sour cream and mix just until combined.

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Top batter with spoonfuls of cream cheese swirl. Use an up and down motion with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over top of cake.

Bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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