One night I was poking around Pinterest looking for a coffee cake recipe. I had thought about making cinnamon rolls, but as I didn’t have regular yeast and didn’t want to spend the time it would take to cook it in the morning, so I opt’d for coffee cake instead.
I noticed TONS had REAL coffee in it. While that would be totally heavenly, it’s not something I want the boys to eat in the morning. Mega doses of sugar is enough. The thought of coffee in their little bodies.. oh boy!
I decided on a basic coffee cake, found on “Lick the Bowl Good“. I did a few minor modifications. I omitted the raisins and pecans. For me to call this “basic” makes it sound bland in some way, but this coffee cake is in NO way bland! It is simply divine!
My mom laughed at me when I told her I thought this recipe was simple. I guess I’ve come a long way in my cooking ventures, because she said this is not considered simple. It would be more intermediate. Which amazed me, because truly my love for cooking has grown. Things that I once thought were hard, are so much more simple.
I do think the next time I make this, I’ll bag up the topping the night before. Also I will mix up all the dry ingredients the night before and set aside. This wasn’t a major time killing in the morning, but it would speed the process up a bit.
When I was craving these, it just didn’t feel fast enough getting them into the oven! 😉
I mixed up the middle, with brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Set out the butter. LOTS of butter isn’t it? Screams fattening, yet delicious!
Started mixing it up. This was a little process. After having mixed the wet up, you slowly put the flour in, then some milk, then flour, then milk and so on. I am SO thankful I never got rid of my Kitchen Aid! While it sat in storage for almost 6 years, it’s making up for lots time now.
I had a little helper. VERY eager little boy to lick the bowl.. He takes after his mother. I must say the dough was pretty good. 😉
Time for the layers! The bottom wasn’t too hard.
Of course putting the middle on was easy, with a bit of melted butter.
The next layer was a bit harder. I found putting 6 large drops of dough all over, then spreading it thin the best option for me.
Ready to go into the oven!
The results were SO addicting!!