Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coffee Cake ~ Make Two for the Time of One

“Mrs Forrester ... sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes.” 
~ Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

There is something so majestic about having a coffee cake to greet you when you are ready for that morning cup of brewed beans or that afternoon pot to refresh yourself. It makes the moment of that first sip *heaven*. I had almost forgotten about these tasty treats until I came across this easy recipe which only required one bowl. That is the most decadent part in all of this!

The beauty of coffee cake is all the basic ingredients.

Flour, sugar, butter, eggs...

Place them lovingly into a bowl and mix away.

Something special arrives once the batter is placed into the heated oven.

Don't forget to frost these dazzling desserts with a little mixture of powdered sugar and heavy cream.

A sprinkle of nuts is the icing on the cake.

Note to self: Never endeavor to mess up a kitchen for one cake when you can make two with the same amount of ease, effort and oven energy. I just place the other treat safely in a plastic container and nestle it into a corner of the freezer. There is always a friend or family who could use some cheering up.

Here is the recipe (Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Coffee Cake) I used… Enjoy!

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  1. Oh yes, I do enjoy a good coffee cake, humble as they are. I have not had one in quite some time. Maybe this fall.

    1. Fall is the perfect time for coffee cakes! Or even a spiced apple or pumpkin flavored coffee cake... Hmmm.. Now I need to preheat that oven :)