Monday, January 30, 2012

Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

The stomach bug has left our house, thank the Lord. To celebrate, I made the family this recipe from Good Cheap Eats.

David said its the best coffeecake that he’s ever had. ‘Nuf said. It’s pretty awesome. I’m copying the recipe here so that I have it on hand whenever I want to refer to it, but go to the link for a pretty picture. =)

I made it in an 8x8 Pyrex because that’s what I had. I think that a 9x13 dish would make a cake this is flatter than I’d like. I will probably try an 8x11 next time to see what happens, and I suspect that will probably be best.

I made up two more bags of dry ingredients for this, and I also made up sandwich bags with the dry ingredients for the streusel topping. I taped the sandwich bags to the quart bags, and now they’re sitting in my pantry, ready for whenever I need them. That may be soon….my group has brunch for MOPs on Valentine’s Day. =)

Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup oil

1 egg

½ c. milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt



1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 350 °. Grease a 9×13 baking pan, 9-inch springform pan, 8x8 Pyrex, or 8x11 Pyrex. In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients. Stir until just mixed. Spoon into the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle them over the batter.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.


Catrin Joyner said...

Ellen, I'm sorry you have guys have been so sick. Did you see the WRAL article (yesterday) on the Norovirus? Sounds maybe like what you guys had. Very, very nasty!!!
Thank you for posting recipes, because I try them! I loved the magic bars (and so did all the people I shared them with!). Today I'm going to try the Cinnamon Streusel to serve at Bible study. Thanks! Hope you guys get fully recovered and are able to enjoy these Spring?? days! Catrin

Ellen said...

Yeah, Catrin, I did figure out that we had the norovirus. It was the worst our family has ever been sick, and I hope it'll be a long time before we are that sick again.

I'm glad you try the recipes! Sometimes I feel like that's all I'm posting here lately, but that works for me... =)