Saturday, May 2, 2015

Streusel Cinnamon Coffee Cake

One of the things I miss the most living so far away from my mother is when we would sit and have a cup of coffee with a slice of cake in the afternoon. Those were the moments we would talk pretty much about anything. Laugh together, cry together... So, Today I'm posting a recipe for an easy Streusel Cinnamon coffee cake. 

Cake Ingredients
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup raisins or dry cranberries (optional)

Streusel Ingredients
3 tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Heat the oven to 350F  (If using a toaster oven, heat it to 325F)
Grease an 8x8 inches baking dish. 
In medium bowl mix dry cake ingredients and set aside. In another bowl whisk egg with sugar. Mix in milk, egg, and melted butter. Add dry ingredients, nuts, and raisins. Pour mix into greased 8x8-inches dish.
Mix all streusel ingredients and sprinkle it on cake batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes in regular oven, or 25-30 minutes in toaster oven. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Make the cake, let it cool completely, wrap it with cellophane paper, decorate with a beautiful bow, make a beautiful card or tag - or both- and bring it to your Mom on Mothers Day. Sit with her, have some cake together, and, most of all, give her your full attention. This recipe is mine, so feel free to copy it on a cute recipe card and give to someone you know to be a special mother - or just someone special. :)
I made this one yesterday and had a piece with my 9-year-old son. What a great time we had together. No TV, no smartphone, no tablet or computer of any kind. Just the two of us enjoying a piece of cake and talking.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you make something beautiful and/or delicious and spend time with a loved one.

God bless you
VanĂ­as Reed