Sunday, April 27, 2014

Orange Spice and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Who doesn't love a moist, crumbly coffee cake? How about an orange spice coffee cake topped with an orange and ginger cream cheese? This couldn't possibly be good for you, right? Your average coffee cake is around 250-350 calories for one slice...this one though is 134 calories per slice. Did I mention that it is so delicious we even had it as a dessert? 

Start with two large bowls, one for dry ingredients and one for wet ingredients. In one bowl whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. 

In another bowl first mix together butter, brown sugar, molasses & applesauce until fully combined. Add each egg, one at a time. Next add Greek yogurt, vanilla, orange juice and orange zest.

Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients and spread out into a 9" x 13" pan lightly sprayed with cooking oil.

For the cream cheese layer combine light whipped cream cheese, egg, orange juice, orange zest, ground ginger and honey. Pour mixture on top of the first layer of batter.

For the crumb topping mix together butter, oats, flour, chopped nuts and sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese layer.

Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until golden brown and knife comes out clean.

Enjoy for breakfast or dessert. This cake is VERY moist, it will last the best if kept in the refrigerator. Unless you plan on devouring it all in one day, which I wouldn't judge you if you did. 

Orange Spice and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves

Wet Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons butter, softened (I used Brummel & Brown Yogurt Butter Spread)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon molasses
2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
Zest of one orange

Cream Cheese Layer:
8 ounces light whipped cream cheese
1 egg
1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
Zest of one orange
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sliced almonds (or other chopped nut)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon butter, softened (I used Brummel & Brown Yogurt Butter Spread)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Whisk all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. In a large bowl mix butter, brown sugar, molasses and applesauce together until fully combined. Add eggs, one at a time. Add the remaining wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fully combine. Pour into a lightly greased 9" x 13" baking dish. 

Combine all cream cheese layer ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour on top of cake layer.

Combine topping ingredients together in a small bowl. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. Crumble on top of the cake.

Bake for 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean and top in golden brown. 

When cut into 20 pieces, each piece contains 134 calories. (This is if you used light whipped cream cheese and the yogurt butter).

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