Friday, December 10, 2010

Coffee Cake

The name is a misnomer. If you are thinking there is any taste of coffee in this cake, there is not. I am sure you know this, but I just have to write about it because I was fooled too many times. Either while looking up recipes or buying a cake at the store the lack of coffee as an ingredient in the first and lack of it in the later has always had me boiling. When I first looked up a recipe for coffee cake, I was hoping to find one with coffee flavor, and when I did not, I was quite angry. I was appalled that there could be such huge discrepancies in a recipe. These small things always make me wonder about language in general, and how some things came to be called what they are called!

Coffee Cake

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.

Collaborative Curry

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.

Coffee Cake

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!

Ingredients:
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.

Contributor: Sunitha

36 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how good this coffee cake looks.

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  3. Looks great ..pictures are awesome..:)

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  4. Hi Sunitha!

    Your cake looks delicious! Definitely a great combination with coffee.
    On a different note I made Walnut and Coffee Cake few days ago. Have a look in my blog for the recipe. Hope you like it!

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  5. the most droolworthy thing for me after dinner...

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  6. Simply delicious coffee cake. It's perfect !

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  7. Wonderful cake looks delicious and yours has fantastic texture to it.

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  8. oh this looks great - thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Oh, YUM! your cake looks amazingly delicious!! The recipe also sounds simple, I'll definitely give it a try...

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  10. wow..cake adipoli...annalo...nice recipe dear.
    biny

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  11. Wow gorgeous cake..the recipe sounds superb..will surely give this a try.

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  12. I love simple cakes ....this is awesome :)

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  13. Beautiful looking cake, soo yummy..

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  14. I grew up around coffee cakes, and it never occurred to me to think they should have coffee in them, but that makes a lot of sense! Perhaps you should come up with a coffee-flavoured coffee cake. I bet it would be wonderful. This one certainly looks wonderful!

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  15. Perfect cake to be had with coffee:):)Even I was deceived by your post title, but then the explanation solved my puzzle. Lovely click as always.

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  16. LOOKS AWESOME AND AN EASY RECIPE TOO...I WANNA TRY THIS...

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  17. Such beautiful pictures! I bet this was super tasty as well!


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  18. It's a beautiful cake! Buttery and delicious! I was mad that coffee cakes didn't have coffee in them too! I made up a coffee cake muffin that tastes like coffee - it's on my blog if you ever want to try it.

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  19. Lovely cake infused with coffee...i would love to have it with my cuppa.

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  20. Lovely cake infused with coffee...i would love to have it with my cuppa.

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  21. Lovely cake infused with coffee...i would love to have it with my cuppa.

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  22. I love recipes like this too that you can put together quickly. And yes, this is the perfect treat to serve to your guest with a nice cup of coffee:) It looks delicious:)

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  23. So the butter is drizzled all over the cake, quiet interesting... look gorgeous the piece!

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  24. yummyy....interesting, butter drizzled over it...should try that version some time....

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  25. Looks lovely, and I'm surprised at how simple it looks to put together. unfortunately, in my house, i concetrate on dessert and not the main course, so my guests will probably end up only eating this...and another cake ;-)

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