cookie butter streusel cake: a guest post at Savory Simple

October 10, 2012

in Cakes & Tea Cakes

I think it’s time to replenish my supply of cookie butter – I just finished off my last jar with this cookie butter streusel cake! My love affair with streusel continues, now with a cookie butter variation topping a fragrant vanilla cake.

I’m excited to share this recipe today as a guest post at Savory Simple. Jen was one of my first blog supporters and she always encourages me to pursue my passions. Plus, she’s hilarious! When she shared that her cookie butter obsession had forced her to tape the jar shut, I could totally relate.

Please visit Savory Simple to see my cookie butter streusel cake! While you’re there, browse Jen’s delicious sweet and savory creations – I can’t wait to try her sweet potato biscuits.

Cookie Butter Streusel Cake
2 cups cake flour*
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt

Streusel
3/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup cookie butter

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Combine buttermilk and yogurt in a small bowl. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture (begin and end with flour mixture). Beat just until smooth; pour batter into prepared baking dish and smooth with an offset spatula.

For the streusel, whisk together oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Heat cookie butter in a microwave-safe bowl until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir into oatmeal mixture until large clumps form. Scatter streusel evenly over batter.

Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached and cake begins to pull away from edges of the pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

*Make your own cake flour: place 2 tablespoons cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure, then top up with flour. Sift the mixture several times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.

Yield – 20 squares (serving size: 1 square)

Calories – 165
Carbs – 27

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33 Comments

1 the wicked noodle October 11, 2012

How fun that you’re guesting at Jen’s site today! I’m off to check it out. xo

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2 Lan | angry asian October 11, 2012

yay! guest blogging is so great, because of Jen i found you over the summer! :)

PS. i love love love the cake flour tip!

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3 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 11, 2012

OH MY HEAVENS. Whyyyyyyy don’t I have a piece right now?!

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4 Cassie October 11, 2012

I just adore you an Jen and I love the cookie butter thing you have going on! :)

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5 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 11, 2012

Love your guest post on Jen’s site today! I got the TJ’s Cookie Butter the other day as you suggested. Oh my goodness I have been eating it with a spoon. Now I’ll have to give it a try in this recipe! :)

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6 Patty October 11, 2012

Wow, this looks good, ha ha about taping the cookie butter jar shut;-) Does it really work?? Congratulations on your lovely guest post;-)

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7 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 11, 2012

These look absolutely heavenly! Heading over to check out the recipe!

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8 The Squishy Monster October 11, 2012

I can totally relate =) but man oh man, via part obsession, beautiful things like these are born!!!

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9 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 11, 2012

WOW – my mouth is officially watering! These bars look and sound amazing!!! Delish!!!!

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10 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 11, 2012

I saw this recipe on Jen’s earlier today. Amazing!!

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11 Monet October 11, 2012

They are delicious! I so enjoyed drooling over them at Savory Simple!

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12 Kristen October 11, 2012

I have a jar of cookie butter I’m working with tomorrow. This makes me want to skip my original plans and just make this. Love it!

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13 Anne@FromMySweetHeart October 11, 2012

Oh Laura…I bet the cookie butter lends the most luscious flavor to this pretty streusel cake! That cake looks so light and moist! Heading over to Jen’s to take a closer peek! : )

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14 Valerie October 11, 2012

Cookie butter, streusel, and cake…sweet teeth dream about these 3 ingredients! Gorgeous cake, Laura! (And fab. guest post!)

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15 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 11, 2012

That’s a delicious guest post — heading over to Jen’s :)

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 11, 2012

Headed there right now b/c I love cookie butter AND streusel!

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17 Baker Street October 12, 2012

Heading over right away to see if you still have a slice waiting for me..

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18 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 12, 2012

Happy Friday, Laura! Love your guest post…and love this cake even more!!! I’m with you, adore streusel on anything and everything!

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19 Faith October 12, 2012

This looks incredible, I am off to check out the recipe!

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20 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 12, 2012

Okay, I need to pick up a jar of cookie butter but I’m a little afraid of the obsession dangers, LOL! This cake looks great, Laura. :)

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21 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 12, 2012

Haha! Taping the jar – I’ve done similar things for my chocolate addiction… it’s dangerous! I’m off to check your guest post now!

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22 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 12, 2012

I saw your guest post on Jen’s blog and these look terrific! :D Here’s to cookie obsessions and taping the jar closed is a great idea!

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23 Vijitha October 12, 2012

I am glad that I stumbled upon your blog. I am hoping over to see your guest post. Before that I am must say that you have a beautiful space. I will be back for more recipes.

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24 Kim Bee October 12, 2012

This is one truly stunning dessert. Off to check it out.

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25 Lora @cakeduchess October 12, 2012

This is a delicious recipe for Jen’s fun site. I have got to try these this weekend-love the streusel tempting me:)

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26 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings October 13, 2012

I love Jen’s blog as well :) …and like you, I have a love affair with streusel! Can’t get enough of them…it’s a consuming-kind of love :)

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27 The Café Sucré Farine October 13, 2012

Taping the jar shut wouldn’t do a bit of good at my house. I’m quite handy at un-doing tape! This sounds phenomenal _ I’d have to glue my mouth shut with super glue!

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28 Liz October 13, 2012

Oh, boy, does your cake look scrumptious! LOL at Jen taking the cookie butter jar shut :)

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29 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers October 14, 2012

You never stop outstanding me with your baking. This streusel looks divine!

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30 Jennifer @ Delicieux October 14, 2012

Mmm I love streusel cake and this looks so good! Hopping over to check out your guest post now. :D

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31 Liren October 14, 2012

I finally have a jar, but it’s still sitting unopened in my pantry! This is just what I need to get myself started down the slippery slope of cookie butter! Hope you had a great Sunday, Laura, xo.

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32 Laura @ Family Spice October 15, 2012

These look dangerously good! Will go check out your guest post now!

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33 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 15, 2012

Like Laura said, DANGEROUS!!! :0)

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