Café au Lait Coffee Cake

This recipe is taken from the 1998 Milk Calendar. A delicious moist cake with the flavours of chocolate, cinnamon, pecans and of course coffee. What could be better?

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h - 1 h 5
Yields 1 cake
cafe au lait coffee cake

Ingredients

  • Crumb Topping
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp (90 mL) cold butter diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) chopped pecans
  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) water warm
  • 2 3/4 cups (680 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan.

Crumb topping

In a medium bowl stir together instant coffee, brown sugar, flour and ground cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly and stir in chocolate chips and pecans.

Cake

In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well until smooth. Beat in sour cream. Dissolve instant coffee in the warm water and beat into egg mixture.

In a small bowl, stir together remaining dry ingredients. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. On low speed, begin with 1/3 of the dry mixture then half of the milk. Alternate, beating well after each addition and ending with the flour mixture.

Spread 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) of the crumb topping. Cover with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining crumb topping.

Bake for 60 to 65 min or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. If top begins to brown too quickly, loosely cover with foil.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 662 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 80 g
Fat: 36 g
Fibre: 3.4 g
Sodium: 414 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 12 % / 130 mg
Thiamin: 32 %
Folate: 30 %
Iron: 24 %
Magnesium: 24 %