Butter Crumb Coffee Cupcake

10 Mar

so how do you like your coffee? Strong or light? Decaf? Well this cake would please all! (: Unless you are the kind that only drinks espresso. haha Then well, you can add more coffee to this recipe and you will also be happy!

Thanks to Eat and Be Happy, I got to come across this recipe and being a big fan of both coffee and streusel. I tweaked the recipe a little but the texture of the cake with the combination of the crumble – it’s SOO GOOD! (:

Have this with a cup of tea or coffee, make a perfect tea snack. (:

so here’s the recipe.

Hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I did!

Ingredients :

2 cups sifted all purpose flour, spooned in and leveled
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature
1 large egg, at room temperature
2/3 cup milk, at room temperature mix with 2 tsp of instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Streusel
125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups plain flour, spooned in and leveled
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Steps :

1. Preheat the oven at 175C. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake cups.

2. For the crumble, whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the butter cubes in and rub the butter into the dry mixture with your fingers till the mixture is well combined. Set the crumble aside.

3. For the cake, Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter cubes in and rub the butter into the dry mixture with your fingers till the mixture is well combined.

4. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk and vanilla together. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the egg mixture in. Whisk the mixture till batter is thick and smooth.

5. Pour the batter into the cupcake cups and smooth the top. Sprinkle the crumble on top of the batter and lightly press it down.

6. Bake the cake for 15-20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes up clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and leave it to cool on the cooling rack.

ENJOY! (:

2 Responses to “Butter Crumb Coffee Cupcake”

  1. thecoffeesnob March 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Hey Lianne, I’m glad you like it 🙂 Anyway I’ve just got to say the Lumix LX3 you’re looking at getting is a fantastic choice- it’s one of the only two things I rave about incessantly to everyone (the other one being my favourite restaurant in Singapore- Au Petit Salut). And it does sound terrifying to get caught out on the roads in that madness of a hailstorm- glad you’re okay. I do really miss being in Melbourne though, hoping to make a trip back next year. /end long random monologue 😆

    • liannelow March 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

      aww thanks for dropping by and dropping a comment! (: Now I know and you’ve helped me make up my mind to get the LX3! hehe (: so thank you! and I am sure to try Au Petit Salut when I get back to Singapore at the end of the year! hehe. Well come back to Melbourne soon! I’m sure you’ll have heaps of fun when u do! Take care!

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