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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ABC: Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

A very lemony favorite is this cake, which I consider more like a brioche than a cake. This is our second ABC of the month entry. I was really excited about this recipe when my friend Hanaa chose it, especially that we have shared great enthusiasm about making it in a long phone conversation we had about three months ago, when were roughly getting prepared for the ABC Project.

No wonder, the cake/brioche tasted wonderful; the classic American companion of lemon and cream cheese made the glaze very special, and the dough was a breeze to make. Above all, the lemon zest, sugar, and butter heavenly intermingling rendered this creation simply marvellous. In sum, this is an excellent recipe; I highly recommend it to the lemon-butter flavored brioche lovers.
Click here for full recipe: http://leitesculinaria.com/535/recipes-lemon-scented-pull-apart-coffee-cake.html

I used the glaze as a drizzle instead of brushing it, eaters can always get more if they ask:)

The cake was genuinely a pull-apart deal, no need to cut slices. 

I was amazed by how the dough sprang up. 

 Note that I used only 3 tbs of butter in lieu of half a stick. I also let the dough sit overnight in the fridge, after having it go through the first rise.
The second rise phase came to an end. It's time to make a trip to the oven. 

After slightly over tanning, I came to the conclusion that the cake/brioche needed only 28 minutes to bake. This is as far as my oven is concerned. Results may vary though.

My tangy layers almost popping out of the loaf pan. I like that!


HanaĆ¢ said...

Great job, Wafae. I like how it turned out. And I really really like the drizzle you did on top. I think that looks better than the original :o) Looks like your slices puffed up nicely in the oven, which makes it easy to pull apart the layers. I’m hoping you’ll update us later on how the rest of the family enjoyed this lemony coffee cake/brioche. It was a big hit in my house, as you know :o) So a big high-five to you, ABC partner! Another job well done.

Vicki said...

This lemon coffee cake really appeals to me. It looks sensational.

Lois B said...

This looks delicious; I love your serving tray!

Sweet and Savory said...

I just signed up at Haana's. Is this the April choice or is there another one?

I have the book in front of me and I am going to look up the two you have done, so far.

Sounds like fun.

Wafae said...

To Sweet and Savory,

Welcome to our baking club, thanks for joining,
yes the lemon-scented pull apart cake is April's pick. Try it! it's fun and delicious:)
Looking forward to see your entries

Baking Sorceress' Apprentice said...

Good grief - what IS the divine thing?? It makes me want to jump right through the screen, grab it, and run away munching all the while. Is there a recipe? lol

Wafae said...

Baking Sorceress' Apprentice:
Thanks for the captivating comment,
I added a link to the recipe. take a look and enjoy..:)