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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake

Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
Let me ask you a question. Do you eat coffee cake for breakfast or for dessert? I've always thought of it as an a.m. food—surely because that's how we ate it in my house growing up. It's just like having a Danish or something. A nice slice alongside!

I only ask because I've noticed a fair amount of people who consider coffee cake dessert here in this wide world of food blogging. Is it a regional thing? A family-specific thing? A who-gives-a-f*ck thing? (I'm guessing that last one is the majority.) For me, it will always be a breakfast or brunch offering, though.

Cake in the morning just makes sense anyway. You know, more hours to burn it off.

Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
That was my long-winded way of introducing this rich, eggy coffee cake that I'm sharing today. It really reminds me of a brioche in smell, taste, and texture. The stripe of yogurt that you add down the center before baking turns into a tunnel that is very similar to that of a cream cheese-style coffee cake. And the plums...oh, the plums. The thin slices that you place on top sort of melt into delightful little jammy bites.

Guess when a bit fat slice of this would be good? Yeah, breakfast time...right after you've poured yourself a cup of coffee.

Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
A rich, eggy coffee cake reminiscent of brioche with a yogurt tunnel down the center and plums that melt into purple jammy bites.
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Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast dessert cake plums yogurt granola summer

Ingredients (serves 6)
    cake batter:
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup honey greek yogurt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract)
    • 1/3 cup honey greek yogurt
    • 1 ripe plum, pitted and cut into 12 slices
    • 1/2 cup honey granola
    Preheat the oven at 400° F. Line a 12" x 5.5" x 2" baking pan with parchment paper.

    To make the batter, whisk together dry ingredients. Next, whisk together wet ingredients, then add to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.

    Pour and scoot the 1/3 cup yogurt lengthwise down the center of the batter in the pan. Scatter the plum slices over the batter and yogurt, then scatter the granola over that.
    yogurt plum coffee cake ready for oven
    Slide cake into preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

    -inspired by and adapted from Inside My Bag
    Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
    Progressive Eats - Stone Fruit
    Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month's theme is Stone Fruits and is hosted by Ansh Dhar who blogs at Spiceroots. With summer coming to an end, it’s a great time to use the abundant bounty in everyday food. We have some tasty ideas this month for using up all of those beautiful stone fruits that are "hanging" around (ba-dum-bum)—from bbq sauce to curries, from duck to dessert, you're bound to find something to add to your menu this week.

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    We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.

    Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
    Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake