Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Easy Peasy Coffee Cake

Back when Matt and I were dating his Mom would make this coffee cake almost every Sunday.  I remember telling Matt the only thing I wanted from his parents for Christmas or a birthday was the recipe.  Then I forgot and she stopped making it so often.  Last year she made it again and mentioned that it was just an old recipe from Better Homes and Garden.  Thanks to the internet, I was able to find the recipe in about 2 seconds.  And it's now our standard coffee cake.  You may have noticed...but we don't eat the healthiest of breakfasts at the lake (cinnamon rolls, donuts...).  At home we are pretty much cereal people but something about being at the lake that makes me think we needs lots of sugar for breakfast.  Obviously we are the picture of health.  Gotta go to the lake and eat some cake!  (Which Matt says every time we are headed up, whether we are eating cake or not.)

This coffee cake is super easy to throw together and just needs basic pantry items.  I menu plan two weeks at a time but sometimes things don't work out and a 15 minute coffee cake is what we need for the lake.  The three of us ate this in one weekend.  I don't want to admit how much of that was just me.  (OK, A LOT.)

Easy Coffee Cake
servings: that's up to you.  One 8x8 pan.
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 beaten egg

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 TB flour
3 tsp cinnamon
3 TB butter, melted

1) Preheat the oven to 375°.  Grease a 9"x9" or 8"x8" pan.
2) Combine the milk, oil, and egg.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the liquids and stir just until combined.  Pour into the prepared pan.
3) To make the topping, melt the butter and add the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Stir until well mixed and crumbly.  Sprinkle over the cake.
4) Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Enjoy!

Source: modified Better Homes and Garden Coffee Cake via Seven Bum Kitchen

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