Cornbread Streusel Cake

November 19, 2017


Author Notes: This cake mimics the exact flavor of cornbread, but transforms it into an insanely good, salty-sweet dessert. The cake has a delicate and moist crumb and is topped with a deliciously nutty streusel made with freeze-dried corn, so you can bake it all year long. Posie (Harwood) Brien

Makes: one 9" cake

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups (150 grams) cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche (or full-fat Greek yogurt)

For the streusel

  • 3/4 cup freeze-dried corn
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" round cake pan and line it with parchment.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (at least 3 minutes in a stand mixer).
  3. Add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk, and beat until well-combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and creme fraiche and mix until the batter just comes together.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. In a food processor, pulse together all the streusel ingredients until crumbly but not too fine. Spread the streusel evenly over the cake batter.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes: Remove from the oven once a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

whatever November 26, 2017
Got a sub for almond flour? My sis is allergic.
 
Author Comment
Posie (. November 26, 2017
Try corn flour (not corn meal), quinoa flour, or oat flour!
 
Heidi S. November 22, 2017
Could a jam swirl or fruit be added to this?
 
Author Comment
Posie (. November 22, 2017
Hm, I haven't tried this! If you wanted fruit in it, I'd try adding 1/2 cup of freeze-dried fruit to the streusel. Raspberries would be awesome! The texture of the cake is so delicate, so I wouldn't add fruit to it. It would be great with a fruit compote spooned over the top though.