Monday, November 11, 2013

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I was raised in a family where coffee was always served with dessert. This habit was so engrained in me, I will frequently not eat even a bite of dessert without a sip of coffee. The name "coffee cake" to me symbolize all cake, as they all go with coffee so nicely. This is an actual coffee cake, one specifically made to go with coffee and possibly even some bacon. 

The cake is super moist and very easy to make. What makes this cake really special is the layers that are in it. Some coffee cakes have a crumb topping that goes along with it to add a sugary crunch on top. This cake has a topping that bakes into it and gives a variety of textures and buttery goodness.


1 box of butter cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup of oil
3/4 sour cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Crumb Layer
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

 Combine all the cake ingredients and mix them well. There will be a few lumps, but don't be tempted to over beat it.

 Pour the perfectly prepared batter into two greased pie plates. You could just do one 9 X 13 pan, but I like the way the edges brown in these pans. Let these hang out while you make the crumb layer.

 Combine all the crumb layer ingredients and make sure all the flour is absorbed into the buttery mixture.

Sprinkle the mixture over each one of the cakes. Try to make it as even as you can. 

Bake the cakes for about 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. You will know it is done when it smells delicious and a cake tester comes out of the center cleanly.

1 comment:

  1. I so agree about the coffee! And I love this cake, simple, good and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!