Monday, September 5, 2011

#63 - Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Back before we were married, four of Emily's cousins gave us The Joy of Cooking as a present for our wedding shower. But along with the 4,500 recipes from Irma S. Rombauer, we got an extra four recipes courtesy the Renda ladies. A couple years later, here's the first one we're trying.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

From Celina Renda This coffee cake is a really easy recipe, and it calls for your usual baking ingredients - flour, sugar, butter, salt, and egg.

The recipe didn't specify what kind of brown sugar to use, and as you can see from the picture, we used dark brown. That's fine, but we only used it because it's what we had. We'd probably recommend light brown sugar if you have it. So this is super easy. All you do is mix together practically all the ingredients and pour them in a greased dish. Then you sprinkle a mixture of the brown sugar and cinnamon on top, and drizzle some melted butter on top too. Oh wow. We knew that Celina made tasty treats from her brownies at Christmastime, but this was crazy good. The cake was nice and dense, the crumble on top was sweet and delicious, and the whole thing made breakfast a joy. Don't wait two years to make this:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. Mix together the flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, and milk in a large bowl with a spoon until well-blended.
  4. Pour batter in prepared baking dish.
  5. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan.
  6. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle mixture over batter in baking dish.
  7. Pour melted butter over entire cake.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  9. Cut cake into squares and remove from baking dish.

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