Monday, June 8, 2009

coffee cake

Traditional Coffee Cake Recipes
By Katya Coen

As with many other treats, coffee cake has evolved throughout the years. Nowadays, coffee cakes have been combined with a variety of fruits and ingredients, such as sour cream or banana walnut. However, one of the best coffee cake recipes remains to be the traditional cinnamon coffee cake. Here's how to make one.

Before starting with the actual coffee cake recipe, you should first gather the necessary ingredients.

These include:

5-6 cups of flour

2 eggs

6 tbsps of butter

2 cups of sugar

3 tsps of cinnamon

4 tsps of bulk yeast

1 tsp of salt

a cup of cooking oil

warm water

Bundt-type cake pan

When you've already gathered the materials, you are now ready to start making your cake using your traditional coffee cake recipe. First, dissolve the yeast in 2 cups of warm water. Let it stay for several minutes. Next, add a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of salt and the cooking oil. Make sure you mix these ingredients well.

The next step is to add the 2 eggs to the mixture. Beat the batter until the eggs are completely blended in. Next, slowly add the flour. Start with a cup of flour and mix it until the texture is smooth. Do this with every cup of flour. When all the flour has been added, stir the mixture until the batter becomes sticky. Then, let the mixture stand for about 20 minutes.

While waiting for the 20 minutes to finish, start on the glaze. The glaze will give the coffee cake the right flavor. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter, and mix the 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and a cup of sugar together.

After the 20 minutes are up, get small portions of the batter. Roll these portions into small balls in between your palms. Dip these balls into the melted butter and cover it with the cinnamon sugar glaze. Next, lubricate the Bundt-type cake pan with a dab of cooking oil. Put the balls onto the lubricated pan. Finally, place the balls into the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

During this 40 minutes, you can start brewing your coffee, so that you can have it ready by the time the coffee cakes are done.

After 40 minutes, take the pan out of the oven. Arrange the cakes and add some garnishing. You can also stick toothpicks on the cakes or even add icing or syrup. Voila! You now have your very own homemade coffee cakes! These are perfect for midday coffee breaks. Try this simple coffee cake recipe, and share it with your friends!

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