Can't beat a good streusel topping! When I saw Maggie's Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake a couple of days ago I knew I had to have it. There was no bookmarking that one for later. It was like when you're watching an infomercial in the middle of the night because you can't sleep, and you just KNOW that you have to have that automatic letter opener for only $19.99 plus shipping and handling so you pick up the phone and buy it without giving it a second thought. I had to have this coffee cake! The only difference is that unlike those silly infomercial products, Maggie's cake is actually awesome! It has the perfect amount of pumpkin without being too squashy, and the perfectly balanced spices add a delicious hint of fall to the wonderfully moist cake. The cinnamon-pecan streusel goes on the top AND it's also sandwiched between two layers of batter. What?! Gimme!
the recipe, Maggie!
Now let's wrap it up with some more little goldfinches from our backyard. How many blurry little fincheroos can you spot?
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