Autumn is better with cinnamon, and nothing beats a warm cup of strong black coffee and a piece of crumbly coffee cake.
Not many people know, but coffee cake is far more simple than it looks. In fact, I made it after a really busy two weeks, when I looked in my fridge and realized, there was only one egg, some milk, and brown sugar in the ingredient lineup. Aside from being especially spongy, I'd say it is one of my favorite desserts, and I'm so happy I remembered this old classic.
R E C I P E
B A T T E R
-1 Stick of Butter (soft or melted)
- 3/4 Cup of Sugar
-1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract -1/2 tsp of Almond 1 Egg 2 Cups of Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder Pinch of Salt 1/2 cup of Milk 1/4 cup of sour cream
F I L L I N G
- 3 tblsp of Butter (soft or melted)
- 1/2 Cup of Packed Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup of Flour - 1 tblsp of Cinnamon
T O P P I N G
- 5 tblsp of Butter (soft or melted)
- 1/2 Cup of Packed Brown Sugar - 3/4 Cup of Flour - 1 tblsp of Cinnamon
D I R E C T I O N S
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9in baking pan and set to the side.
2.) BATTER: In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Add the vanilla and almond. Later add egg.
3.) BATTER DRY: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of it to the creamed ingredients. Mix thoroughly then add the sour cream. Mix together and add other half of dry ingredients. Mix and then add milk. Finish mixing.
4.) Fill half of the 9in baking pan up with combination, make sure the bottom of the pan is not visible.
5.) FILLING: In a separate bowl, add flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon and blend together with spoon or hand or, whatever. Then add butter while mixing.
6.) Gently add mixture to the top of 1/2 spread batter.
7.) Add rest of batter to the top of the filling and gently spread out. (This part can be agitating, but don't worry too much about it being perfect, the crazy swirl is what makes coffee cake so beautiful.
8.) TOPPING: Prepare topping mixture similar to filling. You could add it to a food processor and pulse it around a few times, but I just mixed it with my hands until it was crumbly.
9.) Bake for 50-60 minutes, depending on your oven. Also, there is extra butter in the cinnamon filling/topping and your cake will absorb it, so cook longer if you don't like super spongy cake.
Anyway, happy baking! Treat yo' self this weekend. It's totally worth it.