Coffee Streusel Cake……a visit to my sister’s home

Coffee Streusel CakeOn Saturday morning, we both woke up all excited to go to my sister’s house, which I have been postponing for weeks.  After a heavy breakfast of paranthas, we catch a auto and set off to her place braving the chilled breeze and traffic laden road.family time
There, she and his son greeted us with a warm hug and smile.  Soon afterwards there was a constant flow of food in the form of snacks, tea and dessert  amidst conversation.  While we talked both the kids heads off to the roof to play, soon we followed to keep an eye on the mischievous boys. We spend lot of our time there by watching the beautiful view from their terrace and adore the beautiful plants  her father-in-law have planted in small pots, sometimes just wandered here and there then we came down as slowly the breeze was getting difficult to inhale.   Down at home she has plated dinner for us.fun time
All filled with love and care I decided to go back home before the rain started pouring in. We sat down in auto all wrapped with the shawl she imposed on us, very soon I found him sleeping with his head rested on my lap.Coffee Streusel Cake
Finally we reached home on time for our evening cup of tea.coffee beansTake a look at these small jars which she gifted me.gift

Today I am sharing a recipe of a cake which is infused with warm flavor of cinnamon. Coffee, a another flavor added to it  makes is more likeable with everybody. Even kids love it.  I made this cake last year but kids still remember this cake and often asks me to make the same.slice of a cakeClicked this photo in the deep silence of that same wintery and rainy evening.wintery night
Recipe adapted from Baking from home to yours. Actually it was a muffin recipe which I made it in the form of a cake and I topped it with streusel.

Ingredients

for cake
• Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
• Castor Brown Sugar – 2/3 cup
• Instant espresso powder- 1 tbsp
• Baking powder- 1 tbsp
• Ground cinnamon- ½ tsp
• Strong coffee – 1 cup
• Salted butter – 8 tbsp or 120 gms
• Small eggs – 2
• Vanilla essence – 2 tsp
For streusel
• Oats- ½ cup
• Grounded Brown sugar – ¼ cup
• Ground Cinnamon – ¼ tsp
• Butter – 4 tbsp cold butter
• Walnuts , chopped– ¼ cup
Method
For cake
Preheat the oven to 200 degree C. Line a 7 or 8 inch cake tin with baking paper or simply butter the tin. In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, espresso powder, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl whisk the coffee, melted butter, egg and vanilla essence. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the batter into the cake tin.
for streusel
In a bowl put the oats, walnut, sugar and cinnamon and mix them with your fingers. Add the bits of cold butter and mix till the consistency of bread crumbs formed. Put this mixture in the freeze for some time.
Assembling
Over the cake batter sprinkle the streusel all over and bake for about 40 minutes or until a thin knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer the tin to a rack and cool for about 10 minutes before carefully removing the cake from its tin.

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