Mother’s Day is on Sunday. This is my first Mother’s Day being a mother, so I don’t really know what to expect, but I hope some pampering is involved:) Being a mother is the best job, but it is a hard job. All of the mom’s out there definitely deserve a special day and that special day should involve this Yogurt Coffee Cake. It is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.
I make this Yogurt Coffee Cake all of the time and it is always a hit. I adapted this recipe from Ina Garten. She uses sour cream, but because I am a Greek Yogurt fanatic, I always substitute Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt. It works like a charm. The yogurt keeps the cake nice and moist.
The cake has a cinnamon streusel filling and topping. Double the yum! When the cake cools, I drizzle cream cheese glaze all over the cake. When you cut into the cake you will see a beautiful tunnel of cinnamon streusel. The cake is gorgeous to serve and tasty to eat.
Make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day by making her this Yogurt Coffee Cake. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. And if you don’t do brunch, it’s just as delicious for dessert.
Caleb is too little to make me this cake on Mother’s Day, but maybe he can help his daddy. I know my first Mother’s Day would be extra special with a big fat piece of this cake for brunch. Hint, hint, Josh:)
Yogurt Coffee Cake
For the Cake:
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the streusel:
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
For the cream cheese glaze:
- 3 ounces softened cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons milk or enough to make it a glazing consistency
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
- For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble.
- Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Let cool on a wire rack. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Beat until smooth and until you have a glaze consistency. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over cooled cake and serve.
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If you like this Yogurt Coffee Cake, you might also like:
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- Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Joy the Baker
- Apple Streusel Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze from Lauren’s Latest
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
I just made this last night and I checked it at 50 min and the pick came out clean so i thought it was done. When I let it cool it sank and I learned it wasn’t done. Next time I make it I guess I will leave it in for the full 60 min. The cake is delicious but a little doughy in the middle from not cooking all the way. But it’s an amazing recipe that I will use again and again. If you have any tips or suggestions for me that would be great! Thank you in advance and happy thanksgiving
Could I use almond milk instead for the glaze?
been making this for years, it’s a family favorite! great stuff!!!
Can I use a Bundt pan for this?
Is there anyway i can incorporate strawberries? Do you think oven time would change?
Is there no coffee in this cake? When n how do you add the coffee
Coffee cake doesn’t actually have coffee in it. A good cake to eat with coffee:)
Been baking this for years now and it’s always a crowd pleaser!
I’ve tried it today, and its soooo Awesome. It’s so soft, moist, and delicious
Hi! Do you have to use cake flour to bake this? Thank you!
I didn’t get even a taste! I made it for my MIL’s Bridge club. GONE! Rave reviews.
Ha! You will have to make it again!
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