What you need to know, I use a recipe as a general guideline and change whatever I want to (read: whatever I can find in my kitchen). So basically I end up with a totally different cake, but who cares if it tastes good?
What I'll share with you is my altered recipe, which is an Orange-Cinnamon Crumble Cake (used to be a coffee cake…).
60g unsalted butter, melted
60g brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of ground nutmeg
80g all-purpose flour
80g unsalted butter at room temperature
130g granulated sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon Cointreau (orange liqueur)
180g crème fraiche
150g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350° Fahrenheit).
Start with the Streusel: Stir the sugar into the melted butter. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Mix well and set aside.
For the cake: Beat the butter and sugar with a spoon or whisk until light then add the eggs, one at a time. Add the Cointreau, orange zest and crème fraiche.
In a separate bowl, combine all the other ingredients, then combine the two mixtures.
Bake for 50-60 minutes and check with a cake tester if the cakes done.
This cake is very soft except for the lovely cinnamon-streusel crust. Enjoy!