Alas. Crowded. And the types of crowds that make me crazy, wherein I have to wait in some long dang line to check out while carrying a super heavy basket, because I always seem to go for the basket.
Lo, muffins! Coffee cake muffins that are, omg, delicious! They're yum. Super yum, even.
It's interesting that coffee cake never really does have coffee in it. But thank you muffin gods that it doesn't, because yuck. Yeah, I said it. Coffee is yuck! Boom goes the dynamite!
Coffee Cake Muffins
- FOR THE MUFFINS:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING:
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
- First, prepare your topping in a medium bowl. Stir together the dry ingredients, then with a pastry blender or some knives, cut in the butter until it's large crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Next, preheat your oven to 350F. Prepare your muffins - butter and flour your muffin tins. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- Using your electric mixer on medium speed, beat together softened butter, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs on eat a time until well combined. With the mixer on low, beat flour mixture into the butter mixture.
- If you're using jumbo muffin tins, divide your batter in half among your prepared cups. Top with half the streusel mixture, then the remaining batter, and top with the rest of the streusel. If you're using smaller ones, just put the streusel on top to make it easier on yourself.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean (you may want to reduce this baking time a bit if you're not making jumbo muffins). Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.