• Cooking Time: 55
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time: 20



  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for coating
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for coating
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange rack in the middle. Coat a 9-inch spring-form pan with butter and flour and set aside.
  • Combine all streusel ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well incorporated and clumped. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For the cake: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl until aerated and lumps are broken up; set aside.
  • Put the medium sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat over medium speed until light and airy. Add the yogurt and mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • With a spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just moistened through. Do not over mix.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the streusel over the top and press into the batter slightly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and just a few crumbs remain. 50-60 minutes.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool at least 20 minutes before unmolding from the pan & serving.

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