Friday, May 15, 2015

Lemon Streusel Cake

Is it a crumble cake? Is it a cheesecake? Is it a breakfast cake? Yes, yes AND YES! All of my 3 beloved cake recipes together in one lemony heaven!
Just baked it for my neighbors and they said it was delicious so this time I'm posting it without trying it on, but I trust their word. And for the smell of it, you should too! (Slight modification of original recipe from )
To bake this deliciousness you'll need: (please know the picture doesn't do its justice!)

For the cake
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
6 T unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 lemon squeezed
1/4 cup milk
zest of 1/2 lemon

For the cheesecake filling
8oz cream cheese full fat, softened
1 egg
zest of 1/2 lemon
2T butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar

For the streusel
1/2 cup brown sugar, light
1/4 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup flour
5 T butter, melted

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1T milk
1T lemon juice
juice of 1/4 lime (small)

Prepare a 9-inch springform pan and pre heat oven to 325F.

Cake: Mix the dry ingredients with a whisk. With a wooden spoon, mix in the eggs, softened butter and remaining cake ingredients. Don't over mix. Pour over prepared pan.
Filling: In a large bowl using a whisk or a mixer, mix the cream cheese with egg, lemon zest and sugar. Pour over cake batter making sure it doesn't spread to the sides of the pan. Feel free to swirl it a bit, very gently, with the cake batter.
Streusel: Whisk the sugars and flour together and then drizzling in the melted butter mix it with a fork then form a crumble with your hands.
Bake for 40-45 minutes and then cover with the glaze. Transfer to a plate when cooled.
I'd say keep in the fridge if you think the cream cheese mixture could go bad.
That is if you have any leftovers after eating the cake. If you were able to wait for it to cool before eating, you're a hero! I had to use every bit of will power not to eat my friend's cake straight out of the oven! Only because you had surgery, Laura! Otherwise the cake wouldn't have made across the street...

I heard it's delicious with a tall glass of cold milk but personally, I think I'd have it with a bucket, I mean, a cup of coffee, Get ready for lots of compliments on this summery cake that can be eaten year round!

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