Streusel Coffee Cake


(Adapted from a Better Homes and Gardens® recipe)

Makes one 9 x 9-inch coffee cake


Note that the butter needs to be softened to room temperature.


¼ cup packed brown sugar (I used maple sugar)

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

1½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup granulated sugar (I used maple sugar)

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

½ cup milk

¼ cup oil

½ cup raisins (optional, I didn’t add them)


1.      Preheat oven to 375°.

2.      Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan.

3.      Make the streusel topping. Mix the brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, butter, and cinnamon together. Stir in the chopped nuts. Set aside.

4.      In a large bowl, stir the 1 ½ cups of flour, ¾ cup of sugar, baking powder and salt together.

5.      In another bowl, whisk the beaten egg, milk and oil together and add to the flour mixture. Stir well.

6.      Stir in the raisins, if using.

7.      Spread the batter in the greased baking pan.

8.      Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter. Bake at 375° for about 25 minutes.