Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Coffee Cake


I love brownies. They are easily at the top of my dessert list.

But I have another favorite dessert--Coffee Cake. (You don't have to be a coffee drinker to love coffee cake!) Something about the crumbly, buttery, cinnamony goodness....it just gets me.

This recipe was posted over at Shop Girl. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it. It did not disappoint!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
adapted from Shop Girl's recipe
 
For cake:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup milk

Topping:
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9x9 glass pan with nonstick spray. Prepare topping by combining dry ingredients and then mixing in the butter with a fork or with your fingers until it resembles medium to large crumbs. Set aside while you mix the cake.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk--start with half the flour mixture, then half the milk, then repeat. Don't over mix. Spread batter evenly in pan. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over batter. Bake for 30 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving. We like ours topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream!  

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