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Classic Coffee Cake January 20, 2012

Filed under: Baking,Breakfast,Cakes,Desserts,Quick and easy,Thrifty — blisteringlydrunk @ 10:56 pm
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This is what my work-from-home day looked like this week: hiding from the freezing outdoors (-32C!) with my laptop, a cappuccino and a slice of coffee cake. Winter has its perks.

The coffee cake comes from Meagan. It’s quick to throw together and you likely have all of these things in your house right now. Be sure to try this one – it’s a keeper.


2 T sugar
1 t cinnamon

3/4 c cold butter
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c whole wheat or spelt flour
1 1/2 c dark brown sugar, packed
1 t baking soda
1 egg
1 c sour cream or plain yogurt

  1. Using a pastry cutter, combine the butter, flours and brown sugar until crumbly and well combined. Transfer half of this mixture into a greased or sprayed 9×13 baking dish, pressing it into the bottom of the pan to form a crust of sorts.
  2. Give the egg a quick beat with a fork, then add it to the flour mixture along with the sour cream and baking soda. Stir it all together with a wooden spoon until it resembles a muffin batter. Add it to the pan on top of your crust and level it as best you can.
  3. Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the cake.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes (mine took 27), until it springs back to a light touch.

2 Responses to “Classic Coffee Cake”

  1. KIm H Says:

    I made this coffee cake on the weekend, but only used all-purpose flour and added cinnamon to the batter. It was so delicious, light and fluffy! This is my first blisteringly drunk recipe that I’ve made, and I love it!!

  2. Katie Says:

    Yay – glad you liked it, Kim!

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