How to Make Coffee Cake with Simple Recipes

 

Coffee cake is a classic baked good that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet treat any time of day. Moist, flavorful, and often topped with a crumbly streusel or frosting, coffee cake is a beloved treat that is enjoyed by people all over the world. If you love coffee cake and want to learn how to make it at home, here are three simple recipes that you can try:

Classic Coffee Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Streusel topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, and mix until everything is well combined.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. If using a streusel topping, sprinkle it evenly over the top of the batter.

  6. Bake the coffee cake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, and mix until everything is well combined.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if using).

  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over the top. Repeat with the remaining batter and cinnamon mixture.

  7. Using a knife or skewer, swirl the cinnamon mixture into the batter.

  8. Bake the coffee cake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

 
 
 

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