Friday, 23 January 2015

Weekend Cake - Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I often make a cake on the weekend and somewhere in the past I had a recipe for a Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  My mother used to buy a Coffee Cake to have when her friends would drop in for coffee - hence the name and coffee is not an actual ingredient!

Coffee Cakes of my childhood often had a sort of crumbly cinnamon layer on top however this one is a pretty good example of a great cake to have a slice with a cup of coffee.

This recipe called for buttermilk and I didn't have any in the fridge.  I know you can add lemon juice to milk to sour it but I just had to have the leftover sourdough starter after I refreshed some for the forthcoming week.  I added this along with some milk to the recipe instead of the buttermilk as an experiment and it really worked out well.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Batter:-
Cream 1 cup of soft butter and 2 cups sugar until fluffy. 
Add 2 eggs, one at a time.
Add 2 cups of either buttermilk OR 1 cup sourdough starter and 1 cup milk
Fold in 4 cups of flour which has been sifted with 2 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon sugar:-
In a small bowl mix
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Prepare two loaf pans.
Pour 1/4 of the batter into each loaf pan
Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon-sugar mix
Pour the rest of the batter into the two loaf pans
Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon-sugar on top

With a knife or skewer swirl through the batter and sugar mix

Bake at 180o for 45-50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean
Cool for 20 minutes then turn out.

Can be frozen but lasts for 5-6 days in an air tight container.

10 comments:

  1. lovely idea to have the crunchy bit in the loaf and on top. Very inviting loaves.

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    1. This recipe makes two loaves, one to keep and one to give away - or keep both!!

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  2. I like the sound of cinnamon and coffee , I have never tried tis combination.

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    1. It was certainly popular in this house.

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  4. Ooh this looks divine. What a bright idea to add the sourdough starter, I'm sure that wouldn't have occurred to me. GG

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  5. I want to addmy sourdough starter to more cakes

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  6. Corr, I bet that topping is crazy good!
    Janie x

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