Plum Coffee Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Streusel

Coffee cake is a light cake which is usually relished while enjoying the cup of hot and strong coffee. Streusel is a crumbly topping of flour, butter and sugar. One can also add any nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans etc. Streusel provides a nice crunch while devouring the light, fluffy cake. I have used pecan in streusel and flavored lightly with cinnamon.

Plum coffee cake with Pecan Cinnamon Streusel

  • Servings: 20 pieces
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A light, fluffy and moist cake with baked fresh plums topped with pecan, cinnamon streusel

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Ingredients

For Streusel

  • Flour (maida) – 40 gm
  • Unsalted butter –  30 gm (at room temperature)
  • Brown sugar – 35 gm
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Roughly chopped pecan – 80 gm

For Plum Cake

  • Flour (maida) – 160 gm
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Granulated sugar – 150 gm
  • Unsalted butter – 90 gm (at room temperature)
  • Eggs – 2 (at room temperature)
  • Plain yogurt (thick curd) – 80 gm
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Dark Plums – 4 no (cut into 8 wedges each)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 190 degrees Celsius. Line 8″x 6″ pan with parchment paper

For Streusel

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and chopped pecans.
  2. Melt the butter, pour over flour mixture
  3. Combine the mixture well with the help of fork so that large crumbs are formed.
  4. Keep aside

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Streusel Topping Mixture

For Cake

 

  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt.
  • In another medium / large bowl, cream the sugar and butter with the help of hand mixer until it is light and creamy
  • Break the egg and add to the sugar-butter mixture, one at a time. Mix it well with the hand mixer after each addition
  • Add vanilla essence and yogurt. Combine well for 2-3 minutes at high speed
  • Add dry ingredients mixture and mix it well at low temperature until just incorporated
  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Flatten the top of the batter
  • Arrange the plum wedges on top of batter with purple side up
  • Spread the streusel mixture evenly over the cake covering entire top surface

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  • Bake in oven for around 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the center of cake comes out clean
  • Allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes
  • Remove from the pan and allow it to cool further on wire rack for 20 minutes
  • Cut into square pieces and serve with hot coffee

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