Friday, December 10, 2010
Now I know this is a cake meant to be had with coffee, or on a break or chat (gossip) with friends. According to questionable intelligence from Wikipedia, (I say this because the article has a note on top "This article does not cite any references or sources" ) these cakes are generally square or rectangle. Now with so many things going wrong beginning with the name for these cakes, I baked mine in a pie pan and hence it was round, obviously. Please do use the measurements and guidance for pan size given below for best results.
The recipe is from a friend at my Bible class on Wednesdays. About 15 ladies, including me, meet and have a terrific time of learning and sharing. We take snacks to have with tea or coffee during these sessions. This one was brought by Emily and was a huge hit with us all! Since she knew about my blogging, I was asking her about the recipe. She typed it out neatly and sent me an email of the recipe. She was very generous to share this recipe! I am enjoying this cake with a cup of coffee as I write. To generous friends and family here is quick, painless, tasty recipe.
To talk about the cake itself it is nice, sweet, and oh-so-buttery. Calories yes, but very quickly made, AND it is a fantastic option when you have someone visiting on short notice. I love recipes which can be put together quickly, especially when I have to cook a lot of main courses and dessert generally takes the least priority.
Enjoy a pleasant weekend!
1 1/2 C. flour
1 C. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine the above ingredients.
Take 1 egg and mix well with a fork in 8 oz. cup. Fill the remainder of the cup with milk to the 8 oz. mark.
Combine the dry ingredients and the egg mixture. Pour in to a greased 8x8 pan.
Combine 1/2 C. brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the batter.
Bake @ 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. (Until toothpick inserted comes out clean.)
As soon as coffee cake comes out of the oven, prick holes all over the cake with a toothpick and pour 1/2 Cup melted butter over the cake.
This doubles very well using a 13x9x2 pan.