Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
Here’s one phenomenal yeasted coffee cake that you need to make this weekend. Trust me, this incredibly rich coffee cake would be the perfect addition to your Sunday brunch. Don’t be intimidated by the yeast in this dough. It is very easy to work with and the results are mind-blowing. This coffee cake does require some planning time as it is time-consuming between the rising, shaping, and proofing, but it is not at all labor-intensive. I would definitely recommend starting this coffee cake the day before you plan on serving it. I made the dough the day before and let it do its second rise in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning I shaped them, let them rise again, then baked. You could also choose to shape the coffee cakes and then put them in the refrigerator overnight and bake in the morning. The time and effort that you put into this cake is completely worth it. The dough is soft and buttery with a brioche-type texture that just melts in your mouth. Perfect for breakfast as well as a delicious dessert (maybe served with some ice cream ).