Recently, a rep brought a cinnamon swirl coffee cake into my office. It was moist and full of cinnamon walnut filling . After one piece, I wanted more but hey that would’ve been rude of me to gobble the whole cake. I could not get that cake out of my mind. Of course I had to bake one.
I couldn’t find a recipe that used ingredients that I had on hand. So, I decided to use my tried and true yellow cake recipe. I then created a cinnamon walnut streusel .
I made the cake batter in my stand mixer. The cinnamon walnut streusel I put together in my little Kitchenaid Chopper. It chopped and mixed the cinnamon filling in seconds. Much better than having to mix by hand which isn’t hard but I love kitchen gadgets. Especially those that save time and effort.
After pulsing the ingredients , the filling is perfectly mixed.
I baked the cake in a silicone bundt pan from Pampered Chef. I use this pan constantly. I always get good results from it. I put about a third of the streusel filling into the bundt pan first so there would be a crunchy topping on my cake. Then I added half of the cake batter to the pan and added the remaining streusel on top of the batter. I poured the rest of the batter on top.
After baking for approximately 40 -45 minutes depending upon your oven, here is the delicious piece I devoured after allowing the cake to cool. Which was very hard, the aroma of cinnamon and walnuts was hard to resist.
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