Coffee cake is already delish on its own or eaten with a cup of coffee, but what if you add the coffee right into the cake for a two-for experience? You get something that I gave myself a major pat on the back for having come up with, and I trust you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Sure, I didn’t invent it (internet searches do indeed yield a few results), but I do believe this is the healthiest one out there! I use espresso, which you don’t even need to brew right when you make the cake. If it’s easier for you to buy it and store it in the fridge for a day or two, that works perfectly well. To give this recipe a more classic texture, there’s an optional streusel topping. I think the cake is rich enough without it, but streusel certainly doesn’t ever hurt things!
Excerpted with permission from Wake/Sleep: What to Eat and Do For More Energy and Better Sleep. Filled with recipes for food and DIY health and beauty treatments, Wake/Sleep is two books in one: one half has advice and tips on staying alert and energetic, but turn the book over and discover the best ways to calm down, relax, and fall asleep.