CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

I have been making this coffee cake  for over fifty years.   I found the recipe in a Robin Hood Flour recipe book tucked into a bag of their flour.  Everything I baked from that little booklet was delicious.   The book is a little used and abused but it is still my “go to” recipe book when I want to do some old-fashioned baking.

This recipe goes together very quickly.  I’ve made it so often I can have this  in the oven in 9-10 minutes.

If you want to bake a smaller coffee cake the recipe simply cut the recipe in half and bake in an 8 by 8 inch pan.

CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE:

For the topping:

3 tbsp butter melted

l 1/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

l cup of any kind of nuts (if desired)

For the cake:

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

5 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp sat

1 1/ 3 cup sugar

2/3 cup butter

2 eggs

2 cups whole milk

1 tsp. vanilla

(whipped cream if so desired)

Preheat  oven to 375F.  Grease thoroughly a 9 x12 in baking pan or  12 inch spring form pan.

Topping:  Melt the butter, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Set aside.

The Cake: Measure flour without sifting into large mixing bowl;  add baking powder, salt and sugar and whisk to blend.

Cut in the butter with pastry blender.

Make a hollow and add eggs, milk and vanilla.  Break the egg yolk and stir milk and egg together in the hollow, then combine with dry ingredients, mix just until moistened.

Turn into pan and sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture

Bake in moderate oven for 45 to 60 minutes.  Coffee cake baked in the 9 x 12 pan will bake faster.

Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.

CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE ... quick, easy and so delicious
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This is so easy to make and you should have all of the ingredients in your pantry. The buttery,cinnamon flavored sugar topping is deliciously addictive. I've been baking this coffee cake for over fifty years. It's a winner.
Ingredients
  • For the topping:
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • l ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • l cup of any kind of nuts (if desired)
  • For the cake:
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp sat
  • 1 1/ 3 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • whipped cream if so desired)
Instructions
  1. Topping: Melt the butter, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. The Cake: Measure flour without sifting into large mixing bowl; add baking powder, salt and sugar and whisk to blend.
  3. Cut in the butter with pastry blender.
  4. Make a hollow and add eggs, milk and vanilla. Break the egg yolk and stir milk and egg together in the hollow, then combine with dry ingredients, mix just until moistened.
  5. Turn into pan and sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture
  6. Bake in moderate oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Coffee cake baked in the 9 x 12 pan will bake faster.
  7. Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.

 

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4 Responses to CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

  1. Terry says:

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I am living in Germany and wanted to make something from Canadian cuisine, so to speak. I also made this recipe before though it was only 45 years ago. Our German friends really enjoyed the the result: Real coffee cake with that delicious brown sugar and butter mixture on top…
    Terry

    • admin says:

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the coffee cake Terry. I have been making it for fifty years. It was also a big hit on our brunch menu in one of our restaurants.
      Cheers
      Virginia

  2. Debt girl says:

    I have to make this! I can smell it now. I have leftover walnuts from xmas!

    • admin says:

      This is a great way to use up your Christmas walnuts so do make this coffee cake, and let me know how it turns out!! Take pictures!! Virginia

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