Always looking for new and wonderful things to try, here is one you will probably really like to try….again and again.
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating to incorporate each one well. Beat in the vanilla.
Whisk together in a large bowl the dry ingredients and alternating with the buttermilk, add the egg mixture. Set aside while you prepare the streusel.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cinnamon and flour and, with a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it looks like a bowl of large crumbs.
Now scoop one half of the cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth out, Add a layer of the streusel and then top with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the remaining streusel on top and bake in the oven for about 60-65 minutes. Test to make sure a tester comes out clean.
Cool, in the pan, for about 5 minutes before turning it out on a rack to cool completely.
The streusel running through the center of this loaf is what really makes it so perfect.