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Gingerbread Coffee Cake


This isn't your ordinary coffee cake that has cinnamon and a streusel on top, this has two seasonal flavors together happily, Gingerbread and Maple.

Growing up, I was that weird kid that like food that wasn't a normal kid flavor.  A snack food cake company had individual coffee cakes that I would request my mother get me inside of the normal 'kids' cake.


Coffee cake is still one of my favorite cakes because of cinnamon in the cake and the cinnamon streusel topping. This coffee cake has all the seasonal flavors in like ginger, cinnamon, clove, all spice and nutmeg topped with a maple drizzle.
I get all cozy and in the 'tis the season mood when I smell those spices.  What's your favorite seasonal flavor? Let me know in the comments
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Gingerbread Coffee Cake

Time

Prep: 15 minutes
Baking: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Cooling: At least 1 hour

Ingredients

Cake
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
1 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1 1/2 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground All Spice
1/4 teaspoon Ground Clove
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamon
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
4 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Sour Cream

Streusel 
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed
Tiny Pinch of Sea Salt

Maple Glaze
2 teaspoons Maple Extract or Maple Syrup
1 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
5 to 6 Tablespoons Milk
Tiny Pinch of Sea Salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 9 inch or a 10 inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray and a little flour.
2. For the topping: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and tiny pinch of salt. With a pastry blend or your hands work in the cold butter. If the butter is starts to get soften or melt place in refrigerator.
3. For cake: In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice, clove, cardamom, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.  In a large bowl, cream together brown sugar and butter on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
4. Beat together whole eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract, add to butter-sugar mixture. Reduce the speed of the mixer and add in the flour mixture in 3 different parts and alternative with sour cream in two different parts. Transfer to prepare pan and smooth out evenly. 
5. Sprinkle on streusel topping evenly on the cake batter and bake on the middle rack for 45 to 1 hour, depending on your oven, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. 
6. Transfer to a wired rack and let cool for 20 minutes, then remove the ring and let it cool completely. For glaze: Whisk together confectioners' sugar, maple extract or syrup, pinch of salt and milk. Spoon a one to two tablespoons a milk at a time until you get a thick glaze. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and let set for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Store in a cake dome in a cool place.

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Comments

  1. Looking at the long list of ingredients I can tell this is a cake with complex flavor notes but will be well worth the effort.

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  2. This looks super yummy, when I get to the proper kitchen, definitely will try it :)
    Ejnets in Peru | instagram: EJNETS

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  3. I love anything gingerbread and this looks like the ideal thing to bake this Christmas.

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  4. Interesting choice to use sea salt. I would have thought that salt would be too strong. Definitely will have to try it.

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  5. I am obsessed with gingerbread, and love making coffee cakes. This cake sounds very delicious!

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  6. I'd love to make this over the festive season as I love seasonal flavours! Literally everything I'm eating and drinking this month includes cinnamon!

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  7. Your gingerbread coffee cake looks so yum. Gingerbread is my favorite for festive season, Maple glaze sounds perfect goes with gingerbread spices.

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  8. I love gingerbread anything and I've been making gingerbread men cookies every year for awhile now but I've never considered making a whole cake out of gingerbread- yum!

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  9. I love coffee cake and this looks so delicious. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This looks yummy! I would love to try this recipe one of these days.

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  11. I love coffee cake and this looks fantastic! I really want to try it, but I have to wait till I can get to the store, I don't have cardamom on hand.

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  12. That's a gorgeous cake! I love the idea of adding allspice, clove and nutmeg etc with ginger in that cake. It must taste wonderful! :)

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  13. My favourite for this time of year has got to be gingerbread, although by the end of Christmas I will probably disagree, the cake looks delicious and I can imagine that group of flavours go really nicely together. I'm hoping to do more baking in 2018.

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  14. My boyfriend and I LOVE coffee cake, and the gingerbread portion sounds amazing. Yum!

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  15. I was always the same way. I preferred coffee cakes to other snack cakes - oh and honey buns. I was definitely an odd bird. But there is nothing odd about this coffee cake! It looks delicious.

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  16. I love ginger and gingerbread cookies. I've never actually had ginger cake though. Sounds delicious.

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  17. It's probably just simple to omit the coffee, but I just wanted to make sure everything would come out right even if the coffee wasn't added in. I'm not much of a coffee fan , but I'm a huge fan of gingerbread.

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  18. I absolutely LOVE coffee cake and this is my favorite time of year to enjoy it <3

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  19. Wow super dish.. exactly what I need right now... Thanks for it.. I will definitely try..

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  20. I totally love this one, plus you added with ginger? Oh that's awesome I super love ginger and I even drink powdered ginger as my tea often times. I need to learn this recipe asap!

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  21. Ooooh! I just LOVE gingercake! This sounds amazing!!!!! I feel like Americans don't appreciate gingerbread properly!

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  22. Oh my goodness, this is the most beautiful cake that I have seen this season. I never would have thought about making a coffee cake with gingerbread. I am super excited to try this for Christmas!

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  23. This looks fabulous! I love the flavor of gingerbread!

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  24. All your photos always make everything look so great! Thanks for another great read and sharing what looks like another great recipe!

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  25. I love all of the flavors of the season, especially gingerbread. This sweet coffee cake recipe sounds delightful.

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  26. this looks so yummy! Will be trying this one!

    x Taylor

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  27. This looks insanely delicious. I will def be trying it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Kimberly Love
    Author of Upcoming book, You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine,
    www.kimmilove.com, www.instagram.com/kimmiloveauthor, www.facebook.com/kimmilovetheauthor, www.twitter.com/kimmiloveauthor

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