Copycat Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Dough:
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon quick rise yeast (instant yeast)
  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoons milk
  • 6 Tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Crumb Topping:
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 T. butter
  • ¼ cup + 1 T. sugar
  1. In the order listed above add ingredients for the dough to your bread machine or mixing bowl. You can knead the dough by hand, with a stand mixer fitted with dough hook, or bread machine.
  2. Knead dough for about 10 minutes. Dough will be very wet when kneading, you may need to add up to ¼ cup extra flour, the dough won't form a solid dough ball but close. Dough should be smooth and shiny and not sticky.
  3. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half.
  5. Roll each half into a 12x4" rectangle strip.
  6. Mix the filling together in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of mix down the middle of each rectangle strip of dough.
  7. Fold the dough over the cinnamon/sugar mix just enough to cover it on one side and pinch it down then take the other side and fold that over and pinch it down.
  8. Twist the dough piece into a rope and circle it around the 9" pie plate on the inside. Take the second piece and also circle it around.
  9. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.
  11. Prepare the topping by mixing all the topping ingredients together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the dough, use your fingers if needed to break up the crumbs.
  12. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until dough is cooked and top is golden brown.