Day 106 : Sunday Morning Coffee Cake & Cinnamon Maple Glaze

I’ve been wanting to make this one for a while, but needed to wait for a Sunday since it does say Sunday Morning Coffee Cake lol.  I decided to make the glaze with it, as a bonus recipe, because it just sounded good and I didn’t want the cake to be too dry by itself.  They went perfectly together…. so much so that between the three of us (Jeff, Archer and I) we ate the entire thing minus one piece for breakfast!!!!!  I just finished off the last piece tonight.

When baking I had to adjust cook time a bit because in order to plate it up nicely I made mine in a springform pan.  Since the insert that came with my pans suggests cooking on a cookie sheet to avoid leakage with non traditional spring-form type cakes that blocked some of the heat to my cake.  There is also a slight adjustment to cooking in a dark pan vs. glass so whichever dish you decide to bake in, just watch the cake and use a toothpick to decide doneness.

One thing I noticed was that most of the streusel topping seemed to sink in or collect in the center of my cake, which I worried would mess it up a bit.  However, it actually sank down into the cake and made a sort of swirl layer which was perfect!

For the glaze recipe I did half the actual recipe to get about 1/2 cup of glaze which is perfect for this size cake.  I felt with the stated ingredients that it was a bit too thick so I just added a bit of milk, a little at a time, until I got the slightly runny consistency I wanted.  I needed it to be able to drip down the sides of the cake.

Sunday Morning Coffee Cake

Serves : 8                      Time to make : 45 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 2 T. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder

Topping :

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T. all purpose flour
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spary an 8 inch square baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bowl beat together butter, sugar, and salt until crumbly.
  3. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder, then pour into the wet mix and beat to combine.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  6. To make topping, in a bowl combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Cut in the cold butter using knives or a pastry blender until mixture is the texture of course crumbs.  Sprinkle over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes then serve warm as desired.

Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Serves : 1/2 cup               Time to make : 5 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 T. butter, very soft
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup

Directions :

  1. In a small bowl whisk all ingredients together.  Add milk a little at a time if it’s too thick, and then drizzle over the cake.

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  1. Looks pretty damned good.
    Maybe I’ll have to be there some Sunday.


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