The past few weeks have been chaotic and filled with serious works, and every hour required a big cup of coffee (yes, I have an average of 6 coffees a day!). And because I am really a closet granny from the last century, mistakenly shoved into 2017, I believe coffee must always be accompanied with a little (read: big) slice of coffee cake. This is perhaps another reason why I shan’t ever be a size zero and I will forever live in baggy pants.
This is an altered pound cake recipe – with the original having, true to it’s name, a pound of flour, butter, sugar and eggs! I’ve skewed the recipe, or some would say, ripped it apart, and added some raising ingredients and reduced the number of eggs as well as completely changed the proportions of butter, sugar and flour. Okay, let’s just not call it a pound cake. Sorry.
The crunchy streusel layer is gorgeous, lovingly coated with the chocolate melting, cinnamon and sugar. I add two layers of streusel within the batter and a layer on top, because it tastes so delicious, and looks gorgeous. Just a sprinkling of icing sugar on top, and you’re set, with of course, a cup of coffee.