A delicious and flavorful bakery style coffee cake, made with a generous cinnamon swirl, a maple pecan crumb topping and vanilla glaze drizzle.
This post is sponsored by Lifeway Kefir. All opinions are my own.
This Maple Pecan Coffee Cake recipe is inspired by the fall/winter season flavors that we all love – maple, pecan and cinnamon! Nothing like waking up on a cold morning, or winding down after a busy day, to a cup of coffee and a slice of this bakery-style maple pecan coffee cake! It’s hygge at it’s finest.
It’s made using Kefir, my favorite ingredient to make cafes extra moist and delicious. It features a nice and thick swirl layer made with brown sugar and cinnamon, and a generous crumble topping made with pecan, maple and butter! Comfort food, elevated.
how to use kefir in baked goods
There’s a few reasons why I love about Lifeway Kefir Organic Plain Whole Milk. First, it’s a product we consume at home every day – wether it’s in our morning smoothie or our overnight oats. Kefir adds a creamier consistency to cakes, quick breads and muffins, which is perfect for testing and developing recipes.
Lifeway Kefir Cultured Lowfat Milk is made with lowfat milk that’s up to 99% lactose-free, gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients and no added sugar. Plus it’s packed with protein (10g per cup!), calcium and 12 live and active probiotic cultures.
Due to it’s high acidity, Kefir acts similarly to buttermilk resulting in a light and airy, and moist texture. To use kefir as a buttermilk substitute, use a 1-to-1 ratio.
best recipes using kefir:
- S’mores Meringue Pie
- Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake
- Dulce de Leche Churro Donuts
- Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread
How to make a Maple Pecan Coffee Cake:
This recipe consists of 4 easy layers; the cake base, cinnamon swirl, maple pecan crumb topping and vanilla glaze.
To make the cake, you’re going to need: flour, butter (room temp, always!), baking soda and baking powder (must haves), a mix of sugar and light brown sugar (that molasses taste!), pure maple syrup, eggs, sour cream (you can sub for full fat greek yogurt) and Kefir! Follow the instructions in the recipe card for a fool-proof coffee cake! First, the dry ingredients get mixed on a large bowl. In a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add 1 egg at a time, followed by maple syrup. Alternating between the sour cream, milk and dry ingredients, until fully incorporated. Pour half of the batter into a prepared 13×9 pan.
To make the cinnamon swirl, you’ll need cinnamon, maple, flour and brown sugar. Layer on top of the batter and cover with remaining half.
For the Maple Pecan crumb topping; combine melted butter, flour, maple syrup, chopped pecans and cinnamon. Mix until it resembles wet sand. Top the cake with the crumb topping and bake for 60 minutes. This is a big cake!
For the vanilla glaze, combine sifted powdered sugar, vanilla and a few tablespoons of kefir. Mix until desired consistency. Drizzle on top of cooled cake and enjoy!
If you make this recipe, make sure to hashtag it using #yogaofcooking or send me a DM so I can see your creations! It always makes my day!
Happy Baking! xoPrint
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