I couldn't resist, I had to try this streusel coffee cake. I made some adjustments, as usual, so I'm posting the recipe here with my revisions. I increased the streusel, because the best part of a streusel cake IS the streusel. I also added a shot of espresso. The original, if you didn't see my earlier post today, is here.
Anybody remember the crack-a-tooth cookie mishap? Well, this afternoon I had a lesson in "having the right tools". I couldn't find the rectangular cake pan! All I had was an 8" square. I think the hubs must have stolen the other cake pan for oil changing or some such thing. The resultant overflow looked like something from The Blob. It's alive!
It didn't affect the taste of the coffee cake, I'm happy to say. This is some serious to-die-for coffee cake. But we'll prolly call this coffee cake the Ugly Bulbous Coffee Cake forever more.
Chocolate Chip Streusel Coffee Cake
For the Streusel:
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 tbsp flour
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp melted butter
Mix together in a bowl and set aside.
For the Coffee Cake:
1 pkg yellow cake mix
8 oz sour cream
1 shot of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong coffee + water to make 3/4 cup liquid
Combine all ingredients and mix well on high for 2 minutes. Spread 2/3 of the batter in a 9 x 13 cake pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel mixture over the batter. Pour in the remaining batter, and sprinkle remaining streusel topping on top.
Bake 35-55 minutes at 350°. Knife should come out mostly clean when inserted into center.
I just have to say again that this is some serious to-die-for coffee cake. I'm not sure I can share. I might have to tell the hubs that it tastes awful, just really awful, on top of being ugly, and he better wait for the next batch. Yeah, that's the ticket.