Cinnamon Yogurt Coffee Cake

I’m not a Valentine’s Day person in the sense that I look for flowers, candy, diamonds, or an expensive dinner. Although all of those would be nice. But I like Valentine’s Day because it’s a good time for to pop into the lives of my mom, my niece, my husband and just tell them that I’m thinking about them. I like to send my niece a little card that she would enjoy and I like to make dinner with my husband for a date-night at home. I also really like to wake him up in the morning with a delicious treat to enjoy with his coffee and my new favorite treat is my Cinnamon Yogurt Coffee Cake!

I love how adding Greek yogurt to baked goods can cut down on fat and calories while still making them moist and delicious. I swapped out some of the oil in this coffee cake for a mixture of plain Greek yogurt and Opadipity Cinnamon Swirl Greek yogurt dip. The dip adds just a hint of toasted cinnamon flavor to the cake mixture and creates dense cake that your entire family will enjoy. Additional cinnamon is added into the streusel layer of the cake, giving it a sweet and crunchy texture.

You can prepare this cake the night before so that when you wake up on Valentine’s Day morning it’s ready to serve! You can choose to add extra cinnamon to your streusel if you’d like and double up the streusel if that’s your taste. This cake takes less than 1 hour to prepare and bake and can be made in a bundt pan or a round cake pan.

I would recommend drizzling on the icing right before serving and be sure to store the cake in an air-tight container to keep the cake from drying out. Use a full-fat plain Greek yogurt for maximum flavor. Serve this cake with a hot, fresh cup of coffee enjoy your Valentine’s Day morning with your loved ones!

Cinnamon Yogurt Coffee Cake

Serves 8-10 | Finish in 1 hour
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No matter what the occasion, this recipe for Cinnamon Yogurt Coffee Cake is perfect for a special treat!

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup full fat plain Greek yogurt

½ cup Opadipity Cinnamon Swirl Greek Yogurt Dip

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

 

Streusel filling/topping:

¼ cup all purpose flour

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

3 Tablespoons cold butter

Vanilla Glaze:

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup powdered sugar

1-2 Tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a springform pan or bundt pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

 

Mix together streusel ingredients until crumbly, or pulse ingredients using a food processor. Set aside.

 

Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in vanilla and Greek yogurts and mix until smooth.

 

In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients beating over low speed.

 

Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture then top with remaining batter. Sprinkle the rest of the streusel mixture over the top.

 

Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until cake is cooked through and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

 

To make the glaze: combine melted butter, powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth, only adding additional milk if mixture is too thick. Drizzle over the top of cooled coffee cake and serve.


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