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Coffee Cake Streusel Bars

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Coffee Cake Streusel Bars

Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba –
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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 3/4 cups flour

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • Streusel
  • 2/3 cups flour

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold and cubed

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • Icing
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and line a 9″ x 9″ pan with parchment paper with extra parchment hanging over the sides for easy removal later on. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the sour cream. Continue to whisk until well combined.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture is nice and smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined. The mixture will be very thick almost like a cookie dough.
  • Set this mixture aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine all of the streusel ingredients and use a fork or your hands to crumble the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles small lumps.
  • Pour about 1/2 of the streusel mixture into the batter and fold it in until it is evenly distributed. Don’t over mix – we want some nice chunks of streusel throughout the batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and spread it around evenly using a silicone spatula.
  • Top with the remaining streusel.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes. I put the entire pan on broil for the last minute to give the top streusel a nice little brown crispiness but this is totally optional.
  • Let the bars sit for about 5 minutes in the pan before removing.
  • Slice the bars in evenly cut squares.
  • To make the glaze, combine the confectioner’s sugar and milk until nice and smooth.
  • Drizzle over the bars and enjoy with coffee!

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