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Monday, May 11, 2009

Coffee Cake That Tastes Like Donuts???


I made this for my kids' breakfast this morning and received all sorts of oohs and aahs. I was a bit skeptical about the recipe at first, simply because every coffee cake I have ever made had cinnamon in it and this one doesn't. However, the teaser above the recipe said it was reminiscent of old fashioned cake donuts and who can resist that?! I am glad that I went ahead and made it, because it is now on the list of "approved" breakfasts. Best of all, it doesn't have anything unusual or expensive in it.

Coffee Cake #2305473 (just kidding):

1/2 cup butter, softened (and who ever takes the time to get out the butter 1/2 hour before you start baking? Just nuke it for 10 seconds, but do soften it somehow unless you want to see parts of your beaters flinging themselves as lethal projectiles across your kitchen [speaking from experience!])
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk (aka milk with a splash of lemon juice!)
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Combine egg and buttermilk and add. Combine dry ingredients and then add. Spread into a greased 9X9 pan and then cover with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.
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13 comments:

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

hee heee - chuckled at your softening butter comment. That's SO true. :) This looks delicious and if it got "ohs and ah's" it has to be good. Thanks for linking to tasty Tuesday. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Perfect and simple! I can't wait to try this : ). Especially if it will get a kid to ooooh and ahhhhhhhhhh. You know it is a real winner then!

Snow White said...

sounds quite tasty! I like that it tastes like a doughnut -- with food allergies, we haven't had doughnuts in YEARS ... we'll enjoy this one!

Michelle said...

one of my all time favorite things is....cake donuts!! I just copied this recipe and plan to make in the next couple of days!

Sherry said...

YUM! This sounds amazing! WE love doughnuts!!

Stacy said...

I may have to try this one tomorrow morning since dd is having a slumber party tonight.

Jerralea said...

I like the idea it uses things that I already have on hand. Thanks for sharing!

shopannies said...

you are so right about the butter and love the recipe

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum! Sounds wonderful. Your kiddos are lucky to have a mom like you to do all that great cooking, early in the morning!!

gingerrwade said...

Coffee cake and donuts... what a combo!

lana said...

WOW! This looks so good!

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

This sounds very good. Good for you in having another item for the approved meal list.

Kara said...

Coffee cake is always a winner at my house. One that tastes like donuts is sure to be a hit!

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