Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Starbuck's Coffee Cake

I have no idea where I came across this recipe, nor have I ever tried coffee cake at Starbuck's.  What attracted me to it were the commonplace ingredients, the ease at which it could be prepared, and the fact that it appeared to easily lend itself to two 9" x 9" pans so that I could make one to keep and one to give away.  I was very pleased on all counts.  This is definitely a keeper!

Starbuck's Coffee Cake

Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour 
1 cup light brown sugar, packed 
1/2 cup butter, softened 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cake: 
1 cup butter, softened 
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/3 cup milk

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Make topping by combining 1 cup flour with brown sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. Mixture should have the consistency of moist sand. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add this dry mixture to the moist ingredients a little at a time. Add milk and mix well. Spoon the batter into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan that has been buttered and dusted with a light coating of flour. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter. Be sure the topping completely covers the batter. Bake 50 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Cool. 

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8 comments:

Pat said...

This looks delicious! The recipe reminds me of one my grandmother used. I think she got the recipe from the Watkins man. They used to go door to door selling spices and extracts.

laxsupermom said...

Yum! I love Starbuck's coffee cake. Yours looks delish! Thanks for sharing.

~~louise~~ said...

I absolutely adore Coffee Cake for all the reasons you mention. Especially really crummy ones:) Looks great, Pattie. I sure could use a piece with my morning coffee.

Thanks for sharing...

Pattie T. said...

I have found yet another coffee cake to try, this one a NY Coffee Cake. So I'll be comparing it to the NJ variety. Stay tuned!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

This looks so delicious! I love a coffee cake! I have never had the Starbucks one but who needs them. I will just make my own!

Cindy said...

Looks good. I love recipes that I can share. Have a great weekend.

~~louise~~ said...

Looks like my last comment has disappeared.

I look forward to the NY taste test...

soundless_space said...

Holy moly, looks fantastic!