Friday, February 25, 2011

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Adapted from Bread Machine Magic.

Since tomorrow is Saturday, I thought it only fitting to share a most delightful brunch recipe with y'all! How I wish I could invite you all over to try this delicious cake, unfortunately I can't (mostly because it's all gone, haha!) so I guess you must make your own! Last Saturday a friend of mine was in town, so we decided to get together for Brunch, now you know me, I can't let anyone leave my house hungry. It would defeat the whole purpose of having someone over! I can't tell you the torture I put myself through trying to figure out what to make and changing my mind a million times (what I wore that morning, I had no problem choosing, but the food... I feel like a failure as a girl. Anyway...) and the stupid dough not wanting to rise because of our weather... It was quite an interesting battle for myself. However, this coffee cake did not disappoint! Even my little Sous Chef loved it! And I'm pretty sure my friend did as well, you'd have to ask her for sure but typically when a guest asks for the recipe I know that's a good sign! Ok, back to the recipe. This was so easy, and fluffy, and well... Nummy! I really hope you'll give this a try soon, and know that if I could have you over to eat this with me and a giant cup of coffee, I so totally would! (I mean seriously, any excuse to eat this coffee cake... so... who's coming over?)

Ingredients: this makes one 9 in. coffee cake
1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Water
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Yeast (I like red star brand, dry active yeast.)

1/4 cup Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
2/3 cup Heavy Cream

Place dough ingredients in order listed (or according to your bread machine's instructions) in your bread machine. Set on Dough cycle. Once done, grease a 9 in. cake pan. Roll dough out on floured surface til it's 9 inches in diameter, and place in cake pan. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. About 30-45 minutes (or in my case 90 minutes...) *Tip * Turn oven on to 200F degrees for 1-2 minutes, then turn off and place pan in oven, remove before pre-heating.* Once dough has risen, take 2 fingers and poke holes all over the dough. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping, and evenly sprinkle over entire cake. Then pour the cream evenly over the cake. Pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

The best part of this cake is that the topping becomes like it's own glaze on the cake... It really is amazing! I was so nervous about this cake, partially because it did take an hour and a half to rise, but it turned out amazing, and so light and yummy! 5 stars.

The Farmers Wife

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