Overnight Coffee Cake

This is a great coffee cake recipe which you can start a day ahead and then finish off in the morning just in time to have a piece with your morning cup of joe.
Proof 2-1/2 tsp. of rapid rise yeast in 1/3 C.of warm water and 1/2 tsp. of sugar.

Use really good high fat butter for this cake.  I used Parma butter from Italy.  Kerrygold and Plugra are good choices too.

Put 2 C. of flour, 3 T. of sugar and 1 C. of the butter in the bowl of your mixer.

Use your paddle attachment to blend it until smooth.

Add 1 egg + 2 egg yolks, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 3/4 tsp. salt and blend until smooth.

Now add the yeast mixture and blend it in.

Place this dough in a buttered bowl, cover with plastic and place in your fridge overnight.

Next morning, take it out of the fridge and let it sit for an hour before baking.

After an hour, place the dough in a greased tube pan and press it in evenly.

For the streusel topping, pulse 3/4 C. of flour, 1/4 C. of dark brown sugar, 1/4 C. of granulated sugar, a pinch of salt and 4 T. of butter. It should be crumbly.  Distribute over the top of the dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes.  Run a knife around the sides and bottom and remove to cool on a rack.
Drizzle with a white glaze made with a few tablespoons of milk and confectioners sugar.

Sorry for the blur but it was tough getting a shot of this as it flew off of the plate and into hungry mouths.


Anonymous said…
Not really up for anything edible yet but I'm slowly getting there :-) This one looks like a must try :-)

Have a great day!
Patty Woodland said…
Mmmm, I love things that rise slowly. They get such deep, yeasty flavor.
Guillaume said…
I don't like coffee, but for some obscure reason I love coffee cakes. This one looks delicious.
Anonymous said…
this must taste amazing, mmm, I can smell it from here!!!
Nellie said…
If I made this cake it would be finished off in a split second. YUMMY!
You are such a great Mom and wife. It looks wonderful. What a nice smell to wake up to in the morning...or anytime for that matter.
Mary Ann said…
Why oh why did I read this so late Saturday night... I am having company tomorrow and would have loved to have made this!
Kay said…
I'm afraid this isn't good for me, but I can enjoy it vicariously. :-)