Last Monday morning, I surprised the girls by making them this coffee cake for breakfast. They squealed w/ delight once they figured out what that delicious smell was coming from the oven. I only made a half-batch, which they pretty much gobbled up in one sitting. I helped a little and we saved a piece for Daddy, but they ended up eating that, too, so it was pretty much all them. Later that night, before going to bed, the girls told me, "This was the best day ever because we started out with coffee cake" so I made it again today. :)
This is a super simple recipe that I can whip up on a whim using the most basic ingredients that I almost always have on hand. It's actually a recipe I got from the home economics class I took in 7th grade! Every time I look at my hand-typed "ditto copy", I can't help but think of my teacher Mrs. Bohince who always reminded me of Jane Wyatt in "Father Knows Best". She taught us how to measure out the ingredients in a very tedious, formal and time-consuiming manner (which I never do - haha), she taught us how to bake, she taught us how to make "To Sew Pillows" (I made a pink pig). Little did I know that what she taught me that semester would actually stick w/ me almost 30 years later!
I've kept the recipe around all these years because it was SO easy to make and people always seemed to enjoy it. It's pretty light and fluffy and not ridiculously sweet. I added my usual wheat germ and flax seed to the recipe for a little extra goodness and poof! a yummy breakfast treat that's sure to please any time of the day! I've never been crazy about the name of the recipe, though, and even almost changed it to "The Best Day Ever Coffee Cake", but decided to stay true to her original name: Mama's Coffee Cake. Thanks Mrs. Bohince! :)
Mama’s Coffee Cake
Recipe from my 7th grade Home Ec. Class w/ Mrs. Bohince J
Ingredients - Cake:
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
¼ cup butter ( ½ stick)
4 Tbsp Cinnamon-Sugar Mix ( ¼ cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl.
3. Add eggs in, one at a time.
4. Sift flour, baking powder, wheat germ and ground flax seed together in bowl.
5. Add milk and flour mixture alternately into butter/sugar mixture. Mix well.
6. Grease a 13” x 9” pan w/ butter or cooking spray.
7. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.
8. Melt ½ stick butter in small bowl and pour over batter evenly.
9. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
10. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)