Sunday, April 24, 2011

Streusel Coffee cake

I know, I know! This cake does not sound Iranian but these streusel  cakes can be from anywhere, i don't know the origin of the cake but  since streusel is a German word , technically they can be German, this cake has a soft texture yet crunchy, coffee and walnut or Almond sponge on the bottom with a crispy top, the streusel part !  Actually I was looking for a not sweet cakes to bake for my father,, as i was going through  an Australian "Quick and Easy "cook book , I found this delightful edible   streusel cake with coffee flavor , my dad's favorite flavor, !

I N G R E D I E N T S: 

2tsp melted butter or oil for greasing
1, 1/3 cups plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
6 tbsp  sugar or 75 gr 
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 stick butter /100 gr /melted and cooled 
2tbsp instant coffee mixed with 1tbsp boiling water 
1/4 cup walnut chopped/ or almond

T O P P I N G 

1/3 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup cup demerara sugar
2tbsp butter cut into small pieces 
1 tsp ground mixed spices ( 1/8tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp clove, 1/4 tsp ginger powder)
1tbsp water
icing sugar for dusting


Grease a round  23 cm loose bottomed cake tin with butter and flour it lightly, and set it aside

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large  mixing bowl , then stir in the sugar. whisk the milk, eggs, butter and coffee mixture,

 Pour the mixture on to the dry ingredient,

Add chopped walnuts or almonds  and mix  lightly  together, 

to make the topping  mix flour and demerara sugar together in a mixing bowl, cut the butter into pieces , add them to the mixture and rub it in with your fingers,  until it gives you a crumbly  mixture, 

sprinkle in the ground mixed spice , add the water until  the dough resembles  loose crumbs,

Spoon the batter  in to the tin Sprinkle the topping evenly over the surface of the cake, 

 Bake in a preheated  oven , 180c for about 1 hour , cover the tin with  Aluminum foil if the topping starts to brown  quickly,  leave to cool in the tin then remove cake from the tin and  dust it with icing sugar, 

Noosh- e Jaan!!!

Source: traditional cake Australian cooking magazine quick and easy

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