Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Published by Harmony Books, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc.
Editor's Note: Instead of picking up a pre-made cinnamon cake from the grocery store, get baking with this easy recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake! This eight-ingredient coffee cake uses items you likely already have on hand at home, and is the perfect option if you need to make something for an impromptu brunch or get-together with friends. The recipe will taste delicious when served with hot cups of tea or — you guessed it! — coffee, and will be a hit with your entire family when serving it for breakfast. This easy coffee cake recipe can be served for a mid-afternoon snack, too.
Cooking Vessel Size9-inch square baking pan
Type of DishCake, Dessert
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, and melted butter or vegetable oil until crumbs form. Remove 1/2 cup and set aside.
Stir the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into the remaining crumb mixture. Add the egg and milk and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into the greased pan and top with the reserved crumbs.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let stand at least 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into squares and serve warm.
Copyright 1992 Joanne Lamb Hayes and Bonnie Tandy Leblang