Sunday Brunch: Coffee Cake Muffins

Sunday Brunch

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Coffee Cake Muffins

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Coffee cake, with its sweet center and crumble topping, make a great dish to serve at a brunch, or bring to a potluck. The only real downside to a coffee cake is serving it. You need a cake server, forks, plates, napkins—a lot for a piece of cake. Which is why this recipe turns coffee cake into muffins.

This is a basic sour cream coffee cake, but if you're feeling creative, add a few blueberries to the batter, or a few bits of orange zest to the streusel. Consider this a blank canvas to the inner handheld morning cake artist that has been lurking inside you.

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About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at (or read

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