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Here's Michael's recipe, for those of you who missed it.
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Posted to Thread #2328 at 10:38 am on Jun 17, 2006
My Favorite Coffee Cake
This recipe is the best coffee cake recipe
I've come across. I've made it for church
meetings, neighborhood association
get-togethers, brunches, etc., and it never
fails to get a lot of oooohhhs and
aaaaahhhhs! It is VERY tender, moist, and
smells like absolute heaven. (We actually
shortened a committee meeting once, because I
had taken this cake out of the oven and
brought it *warm* to the meeting room. The
aroma drove everyone nuts! A motion was made
to adjourn and devour!).
This recipe 'doubles' very well, and in all
truth, an 8 x 8 pan is simply not enough for
more than 2 people! I use a 15" x 10" x 2"
glass pyrex for a double batch. I find I
have to increase cooking time by about 10
minutes, checking for doneness with a
toothpick (comes out clean when done).
My Favorite Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup sugar
greased 8x8 pan
In a med. bowl, mix dry ingredients of
topping with a spoon, add melted
butter and stir to a crumbly consistency.
For batter, mix flour, baking powder and salt
in a med. bowl and set aside.
In a mixer bowl, cream shortening, sugar and
egg. Add the milk and dry
ingredients to the shortening mixture, and
mix on med. speed until smooth.
Place 1/2 of batter in bottom of greased pan
and gently spread to cover.
Evenly sprinkle 1/2 of the topping onto the
batter in the pan. Follow with
remaining batter, and then remaining topping.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is nicely
browned. Remove from oven,
cool on rack until warm. Enjoy!
Note: I usually use walnuts, pecans, or
almonds in the topping, with equally
good results. A half and half mixture of
almonds and pecans is especially good.
Other messages in this thread:
- 2328. ISO Michael in Phoenix: Made your coffee cake this morning for friends and family. - CynUpstateNY - 9:47pm on 06/16/06 (6)
- It's never failed me. We love it too. I'm glad you enjoyed it! [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 10:48pm on 06/16/06
- Cyn, what type of nuts did you use? I usually use almonds and/or pecans, but a friend... - Michael in Phoenix - 6:50am on 06/17/06
- I had leftover toasted walnuts so I used those. I also made your spiced nuts to send to my nephew. - CynUpstateNY - 10:34am on 06/17/06
- I second this; it's fantastic! :-) [NT] - ErininIsrael - 8:10am on 06/17/06
- Here's Michael's recipe, for those of you who missed it. - CynUpstateNY - 10:38am on 06/17/06
- Sounds like it's belongs in the T&T if it's not already [NT] - Mimi - 4:18pm on 06/17/06