Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Eggnog Coffee Cake

This is in response to a 'special request for Amy Bouchard's Eggnog Coffee Cake recipe. It's good, as are all things Amy. For a video to accompany the recipe you can click here 'Coffee Cake'. I'm sure it's healthy or they wouldn't give out the recipe.(hehehehe) Happy munching!

Amy's EggNog Coffee Cake

1 ½ stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup egg nog
2 ½ cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

The streusel:

½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
½ cup all purpose flour
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg

The glaze:

½ cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons hot water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Cream the butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Slowly addd eggs, then vanilla and egg nog. In a separate bowl, add all the dry ingredients: cake flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (sift together).
Slowly add flour mixture to the batter on low speed until it is completely combined (set aside).

Mix streusel: mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter together in a separate bowl with your hands until it forms a crumble. You can mix in some walnuts if you wish.
In a greased and floured 10? tube pan, sprinkle ½ the streusel then pour ½ the batter. Add the rest of the streusel then the rest of the batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean.

If you make individual small cakes in a muffin tin or pre-formed shapes, you will bake for 15-20 min depending on the size.

Let cool for 20-30 minutes.
Beat confectioners sugar and hot water together to make the glaze. Drizzle with a spoon over the cake.

Happy Holidays!


Hahn at Home said...

Thanks for the tip - but, I'm afraid if I tried this, I'd have to take out extra fire insurance. I'm a walking baking hazard.

sandwriter said...

mmmm... sounds delicious mike! almost i'm tempted, to actually bake.
if you ever consider moving to the wilds of ayrshire...
i can quite imagine myself dropping in for coffee and something delicious ;-)

George said...

Will this fit into my new diet? Oh wait I'm not starting that until after the holidays!

tshsmom said...

This looks fantastic!
I'm the only one left at our house who likes eggnog. This would be a great way to use up the rest of the nog. Thanks!

Patricia said...

Hmmmmm. Now, that's an interesting recipe, Mike. I printed it out, no time to do it before Christmas brunch, but maybe for New Years. Thanks.

tshsmom said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours Mike!

cwilcox said...

YUM! Merry Christmas Mike!

Hahn at Home said...

Merry Christmas Mike!

Brother Tim said...

Man-o-man, that's some good stuff!

I didn't have a tube pan (we call 'em bundt pans), so I used a regular round. Didn't have any walnuts, so I went in the backyard and picked up a bunch of pecans. It came out looking like a round Streudel. It lasted for about 10 minutes!

Note to self: These have to be made in multiples of 3 or 4 in the future.

Merry Christmas to you, your squaw, and your entire tribe. :)

Mike S said...

Tim, we found out after 1st trying one of Amy's recipes that there are 2 rules when making them. #1) always make several spares for chef & spouse. #2) If inviting friends, bake more and hide at least 1/2 the resulting goodies for the Missus & I after friends are gone. (in with my private stash of single malt 18yr old is a good spot for this)