When Starbucks rebranded their food selections under the La Boulange name, they did away with the original coffee cake recipe that so many people had come to love. My wife, Rachael, was one of the sorely disappointed patrons. Unable to suppress the yearnings, she went on the quest to find a recipe that emulated the original. After tinkering with several concoctions, she managed to recreate something very, very close to the original recipe, and it is good!
Check out her blog post about it all at her website, NerdyAndHip.com: Starbucks Classic Coffe Cake: You Are Missed