The first thing about this is that when you bake it, it makes your house smell delicious!! If you are hosting a shower (morning or brunch) and making this, the house will smell wonderful as guests are arriving.
I would recommend this for someone who has only baked from a box. It is a really easy first cake for someone who hasn’t every constructed one from scratch, you pretty much throw everything together, mix and pour into a pan. Easy, easy.
The cake was light and fluffy and the topping was so good. If you are wanting something that looks like a starbuck’s coffee cake, this isn’t it, but if you want something that tastes just as good as one but is lighter and fluffier, this is your coffee cake. It tastes airy.
I made this three different times to perfect the recipe. The first time, I didn’t feel like there was enough crumble. The second time, I wanted to try a more Starbucks type crumble and the third time, I made the recipe below and loved it the most.
Here are some pictures of the first coffee cake that I tried using this recipe.
So, this looked good and tasted great, but I wanted more topping. I decided to try the same cake recipe, overnight, and then added the crumble topping from this recipe. (More of a Starbuck’s crumble).
Photos from the second try:
This second trial was good, but I think that with an overnight cake, the topping was too dense and therefore, the cake didn’t rise as much or become as fluffy. The cake was a bit dense for my liking, but was still good.
The third trial was the one that ended up being my favorite, I used most of the main recipe from above but added in extra topping. I loved the final product.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, butter, milk and eggs. Beat until well combined, pour into pan and then cover and chill at least 8 hours.
- In the morning, pull out the casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Sprinkle over chilled cake paying attention to add extra topping to the sides of the casserole.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes.