Some recipes just don’t turn out the way you expect. It would be nice right? However, some of those strange end-products end up being the best thing ever!
Enter the “Upside Down Coffee Cake”.
It started out perfectly…a beautiful, simple batter.
A yummy, crunchy streusel topping.
And then…some kind of witchcraft happened in my oven. The streusel melted to the bottom of the pan!
I don’t know what happened, y’all. I did do a couple of things differently from the original recipe, and that was to not melt the butter in the batter. I used softened butter instead, and it was really soft! Also, instead of sour cream, I used the plain yogurt I had on hand.
No matter what this crazy cake looked like, it was DELISH. And I say WAS because, even though I made it yesterday, it’s gone. No mas. Hasta la vista, cakey.
My husband called me as I was on my way to take the kids to Wednesday night church just to tell me how good it was! Although, to be fair, he thought it was the best cornbread he had ever eaten, ha! Because there wasn’t streusel on top, y’all! But it WAS so so good.
There are tons of kitchen fails around here, but some fails end up being the tastiest thing my people have eaten in awhile…I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!!
So here is the recipe I used for this amazing cake…hopefully your streusel will stay put:
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- 1 1⁄2cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄2teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4cup sugar
- 1⁄2cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2cup plain yogurt/ sour cream
- 1⁄2teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2cup milk
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2cup brown sugar
- 2tablespoons butter
- 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon cinnamon
- Batter: Sift 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat egg until frothy. Beat in sugar and butter until combined. Add milk, sour cream, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture a little at a time and mix on low until combined. Do not over mix. If the batter is too stiff add a little more milk.
- Streusel topping: Combine last 4 ingredients (make sure your butter for the streusel is chilled) in a small bowl and mix together, then set aside.
- Put 1/2 the batter in a 8×8 – inch greased pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 streusel over batter. Repeat. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. (My oven did not think this was enough time, so I had to bake mine for about 45 minutes.)
Enjoy your tasty mistakes!