Coffee, plus a favorite pastry or coffee cake is pretty much the essence of perfection for me. Saturday mornings, or rainy days makes it even better.
This last weekend, I was in the mood to create a child hood favorite: Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake. The original recipe that I grew up making was from a coffee book from Barney's. I lost the book...and the recipe, so I combined a bunch of recipes until I thought it sounded just right. True story!
Most Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Orange Extract
1 1/4 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (I used walnuts)
1 to 2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
In a large bowl combine cake ingredients until well incorporated. Pour into a greased 8x11 casserole dish or baking pan. Then, combine the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl. Sprinkle on top of cake batter, while swirling the ingredients into the cake batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350, or until pick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm, and with a big cuppa coffee. ;-) Enjoy!
What's your favorite Saturday morning breakfast?
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