It’s time for a guest post!  Today I have the lovely Laura from Tutti Dolci joining me.  I’ve been a fan of Laura’s site for quite some time now and I think her desserts are wonderful.  I want to eat everything she makes!  Please take a moment to visit her on Facebook, Twitter and her fabulous blog!

Take it away, Laura!

I’m so thrilled to be here today because Jen is a blogger I consider a friend. I love her supportive spirit, and she’s always quick to share her wisdom on everything from food blogging tips for beginners to the pros and cons of culinary school.

Since Jen and I are both recent converts to the wonders of cookie butter (I’m still dreaming of her cookie butter doughnuts), I’m sharing this Cookie Butter Streusel Cake. I have a new love for streusel, and can’t stop adding it to anything and everything, this cake included.

The vanilla-rich cake is moist and plush thanks to a combination of buttermilk and Greek yogurt, while the cookie butter streusel adds notes of caramel and spice. Enjoy a slice with your coffee as a post-dinner treat or an indulgent breakfast (just call it a coffee cake!). Many thanks to Jen for the opportunity!


Cookie Butter Streusel Cake
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Serves: 20 squares
Cookie Butter Streusel Cake
  • 2 cups cake flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup cookie butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Combine buttermilk and yogurt in a small bowl. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture (begin and end with flour mixture). Beat just until smooth; pour batter into prepared baking dish and smooth with an offset spatula.
  3. For the streusel, whisk together oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Heat cookie butter in a microwave-safe bowl until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir into oatmeal mixture until large clumps form. Scatter streusel evenly over batter.
  4. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached and cake begins to pull away from edges of the pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.
*Make your own cake flour: place 2 tablespoons cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure, then top up with flour. Sift the mixture several times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.



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  1. Julia | says:

    Beautiful photography and I always love to find new recipes to go with my hot tea!

  2. Thanks for introducing us to Laura’s blog, Jen!

    These look fantastic :)

  3. Wonderful desserts. I’ve got a feeling that blogging may increase arterial blocking!

  4. I’m a fan of both of you so it’s fun to see this post! Another winner from Laura – looks scrumptious!

  5. Laura is the cookie butter queen! She creates such beautiful sweets with it! I can’t think of a better pairing of two wonderful blogs!!!

  6. Lan | angry asian says:

    i love the cake flour tip, too often i’ve had to either nix a recipe that calls for it or i’ve had to run out for it.

    anything with streusel on top is a winner to me.

  7. This looks fantastic!!!

  8. What a lovely surprise! Laura, this looks wonderful, I’m so glad that you and Jen are so generous about sharing your love for cookie butter. :D This cake looks dreamy!

  9. Holy cowabunga. I need these bad-like. Gorgeous!

  10. Laura is the queen of cookie butter…love this!!

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    OH I love Laura’s blog!! this looks incredible!!

  12. Gorgeous! Cookie batter has always been a favorite (ever since I discovered cookie dough icecream) and this takes my love to a whole new level. What a wonderful cake. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Oh yummy, I haven’t had breakfast yet! Dying now!

  14. These look incredible! Laura just got me hooked on the TJ’s Cookie Butter so since I have these in the house I’ll have to give these a try! :) Great guest post!

  15. I need to eat something; I want to devour my screen. Love this but then I think I love anything with a streusel topping!

  16. This could quickly become a favorite in our family! Gorgeous and delicious!!

  17. Bring on the cookie butter,lol! Congrats on the guest post, the pictures are lovely and this recipe sound positively addictive, in a good way;-)

  18. Hello Jen nice to meet you through Laura’s blog! Your blog you has lots of lovely recipes and beautiful photos too glad to visit you . Laura this is a beautiful cake that I could sink my teeth into a few piece of :)

  19. Great guest post! I definitely need to make this ASAP! I’m such a sucker for cookie butter – I think I’ve stocked up and have about 3-4 jars in my pantry!

  20. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Laura is awesome, and makes great desserts all the time! Love anything with cookie butter in it!

  21. I really love Laura’s recipes, they’re always mouth wateringly delicious! :)

  22. I love the use of cookie butter in this cake! A slice, with coffee, would make the perfect treat :)

  23. I love cookie butter but have never thought of using it like that. Brilliant idea!

  24. Yum!!! I just wish we got cookie butter in Canada :( Until then I will have to just make this cake without the cookie butter topping….

  25. Love this buttery cake! And I agree with you, Jen…..I’d eat every dessert Laura makes as well! Great guest post and a wonderful collaboration ladies! : )

  26. Delicious guest post from Laura’s kitchen — she makes drool worthy recipes all the time :)

  27. Thanks so much for letting me share, Jen! :)

  28. I love cookie butter AND streusel and fluffy, moist, and perfect cakes like this!

  29. Great to see Laura here! I love everything she bakes and this cake is no exception! :)

  30. oh that’s gorgeous! need to make that soon!
    beautiful photos as always!

  31. This looks so good! It’s the perfect sweet treat — love cookie butter and this is such a fun use for it!

  32. What is not to love? I have been thinking that I need to “curb my enthusiasm” from baking irresistible treats…I need to discipline myself to bake and give away! This is a great recipe. Nice to be introduced to Laura, too! :-)

  33. I love Laura’s recipes and this one looks like no exception!! Wonderful guest post!

  34. Jean | Lemons & Anchovies says:

    Wonderful recipe from an equally wonderful blogger. Thank you for the guest post and now I really must try this recipe. :)

  35. We love streusel and these cookie bars look heavenly!!

  36. That looks soo yummy!

  37. Laura is such an amazing baker (and so you are too, Jen!) and I love her baked goods she share on her blog. Always very inspiring me to bake more frequently! What a delicious cookie butter streusel cake. I love streusel but never had one with cookie butter! I’m still working on my first jar from Trader Joe’s. I discovered not a long ago. :) Have a great weekend!

  38. Omg, cookie butter in a streusel sounds soooo heavenly.

  39. Two great ladies in one spot, life is good. Two great ladies who love cookie butter, life is pure joy. This is a gorgeous dessert. The photos are stunning.

  40. Such a scrumptious cake!!! Streusel AND cookie butter is a fantastic combo! So fun to find Laura here :)

  41. Such a great recipe! I’ll be this has terrific flavor. Wonderful guest post – thanks.

  42. I love Laura’s blog too, it definitely satisfies my sweet tooth! And this cake is no exception. Glad to have been introduced to your beautiful blog too :D

  43. This looks so great! I’ve been wanting to make those Cookie Butter Doughnuts, and I think this just made my cookie butter to do list!

  44. I love Laura’s blog too and this cake looks fit for a queen.. or maybe me :)

  45. Thrilled to see Laura here :) Her creations are always mouthwatering, and this is ah-ma-zing. Definitely a must try! Hope you had a wonderful weeekend, Jen!

  46. Laura comes up with the most sinful desserts! This sounds perfect with my morning tea!

  47. I’m new to Cookie butter, but today I’ve read a number of posts with the ingredient. I’m beginning to think it is a must have!!! I don’t think I’ve ever met a streusel I didn’t like, and I don’t think this one will be any different. Well done!


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