Saturday, 4 October 2014

{Day 4} Cinnamon Coffee Cake is Bread Too!

A chilly Saturday afternoon couldn't possibly get better than this! :)

A chilly Saturday came to us today. My in-laws were over since last night (so they could watch the girls for us last night while we went to see this new life via an ultrasound). :) They stayed the night so that DH and his dad could work on basement renovations (bathroom's almost done!! Yay!!). My mother-in-law said she was craving something cinnamon (and my autumn scented Scentsy bars that I was burning/melting? wasn't helping). :) We were thinking about what I could make for a bread today that would be easy and would satisfy cinnamon cravings (because, of course, when she mentioned that craving, I immediately also started craving cinnamon)! I opened my Company's Coming Breads cookbook and looked at the index and lo and behold, there was Cinnamon Coffee Cake!! DH said, "that's not bread, that's cake!" To which I replied, "if it's in a Breads cookbook, it counts as bread!" We were all satisfied with that logic. So, after breakfast (of left-over Overnight Breakfast Buns) I got to work on baking!  Again, the credit for the recipe goes to Jean Pare and her Company's Coming Breads cookbook, page 47.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Filling Ingredients:
Brown sugar, packed                                           ½ cup
Chopped walnuts or pecans                                 ½ cup
Ground cinnamon                                                1 ½ tsp

Cake Ingredients:
Butter or hard margarine, softened                      ¾ cup
Granulated sugar                                                 1 ½ cups
Large eggs                                                           3
Vanilla                                                                 1 ½ tsp

All-purpose flour                                                3 cups
Baking powder                                                   1 ½ tsp
Baking soda                                                        1 tsp
Salt                                                                      ¼ tsp

Sour Cream                                                         1 ½ cups

Filling Directions:
Mix all 3 ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

Cake Directions:
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Mix

Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture in 3 parts alternately with sour cream in 2 parts beginning and ending with flour. Sprinkle 1/3 reserved filling in greased 10 inch angel food pan. Spoon half the cake batter over top. Sprinkle with 1/3 filling. Spoon on second half cake batter. Top with remaining 1/3 filling. Bake in 350 F oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Makes 1 large coffee cake.

 I did make a bit of changes. I had taken some apples out of the freezer as I intended to make apple crisp to go with dinner last night. That didn't happen. So, I added apples to the layers as well like so: apples, filling, batter, apples, filling batter, filling. This resulted in a delicious flavour and gave a little bit of necessary added moisture! Also, I didn't find it very cinnamon-y so next time I think I'd double the amount of filling and possibly even add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour mixture.

Everyone loved the cake for dessert after lunch!! :) Pictures? Sure!

Even though I let the girls lick beaters, they still sneaked the bowl from the counter to continue licking more! :) ... At least they took a cloth with them! :)

Little Emilie, barely able to reach the bottom of the bowl but she managed! :)

I LOVE this shot - she adapted by taking the bowl to the floor but I think it's adorable how innocent she looks! :)

The cake has finished baking and has been flipped out onto a plate for serving! :) You cannot imagine how delicious our house smells at this moment! :)

So pretty! :)

Enjoying dessert! 

Look at that sweet face! :) She sure loved her cake too! :)
Yeah, I think we took a good chunk out of it! :) Look at those lovely layers! :)


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    1. Thanks! It was (and still is ... hubby just cut us some more for a late night snack)! :)