Forever and a day, I have enjoyed, but not loved, that old fashioned family favorite, “coffee cake after church” staple, the one and only, Streusel Topped Coffee Cake. But, in all of that time there has been something missing. I mean, after you eat the streusel topping off the cake what do you have left? Sadly and woe is me, what’s left is plain ol’ cake. Hmm. Sigh……………….And then, a moment of enlightenment. Looking upwards the clouds parted, sunbeams shone upon my face and a voice said, ” Well then fix it, you numskull!” And so, I did 🙂
Welcome to the new and improved streusel topped and streusel in the middle Coffee Cake! And I ramped up the flavor using not only cinnamon, but two other complimenting warm spices known as Nutmeg and Allspice and yes, by gosh by golly, we have a winner! Switched out those dried up old dark raisins for some moist, chewy, sweet flavored golden Sultanas and in my vision, I’m sitting in a meadow on a warm summers day surrounded by flowers and butterflies, sipping coffee and LOVING this breakfast delight instead of “coffee cake after church.” Whew! I am tired now, but we have to go build us a superb, moist, chewy, flavorful coffee cake that is not going to make it to church this Sunday!