When it comes to baking I have a motto: if there isn’t cinnamon or peanut butter in it, it probably isn’t worth making.
I’ll stray from this mentality every once in a while (normally if there’s chocolate involved) but if you look at the majority of my past recipe posts, you’ll notice I, for the most part, live by this rule.
I’ll eat cinnamon on almost anything – carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc.
My favorite though is in coffee cake.
I love a good Sunday morning with a big slice of cinnamon coffee cake and a mug of coffee. I figured if you’re reading this, you think like I do and would love this recipe going into the weekend.
You will need:
- 1 stick of softened butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Salt (just a pinch)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 TBS softened butter
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 TBS cold butter (cut into pieces)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tBS cinnamon
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In your mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar – when completely mixed, add vanilla and egg.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture. When mostly combined, add milk.
Add the remainder of the flour mixture and set aside.
For the filling, combine together the butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until crumbs form.
In a greased loaf pan, add 1/2 the cake batter. Sprinkle the filling over top then add the remaining cake batter.
Sprinkle the topping over it all (pressing into the cake batter a bit so it sticks) and cook for 45 – 50 minutes.
While that’s cooking, check out my new apron! What do you think? My grandma used to be the world’s greatest baker years ago and we recently found this apron at her house.
Hopefully some of her talent will be transferred to me through the apron – plus, it’s April, I can’t keep wearing my gingerbread one (no matter how much I would like).
Before you know it your house will smell of warm cinnamon (is there any better smell in the world, I ask you) and you will have a warm, fresh coffee cake waiting to be devoured.
Smear on a slab of butter, grab a big mug of coffee, sit back with your feet up and the dog at your side and enjoy the weekend!