I love coffee. I love cake. I love eating cake for breakfast. Thus coffeecake is a frequent visitor to our breakfast table. Here are two of my favorite recipes.
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
First I want to say that I’ve made this with blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and peaches and loved it every time. But whatever fruit you choose, you need to use fresh rather than frozen. The frozen fruit gives off too much water, and the cake gets soggy.
1 cup flour
½ t baking powder
½ t baking soda
¼ t salt
4T butter (1/2 stick)
2/3 cup sugar (plus 1T for sprinkling on top)
½ t vanilla
½ t lemon zest (I’ve substituted orange)
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh raspberries (or other fruit)
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease and flour a 9in round cake pan.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla, zest, and egg, mix until blended.
Add dry ingredients in three batches alternating with the buttermilk. (I have dumped them all in at once and then added the buttermilk and it’s worked but this is the proper method.)
Pour the batter into the pan. Scatter fruit on top. Sprinkle with 1T sugar and bake for 20 min or until a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean.
Cool on a rack or do what I do and start eating right away.
Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour an 8×8 or 9×9 pan.
In an electric mixer, beat ¾ c sugar and ¼ c shortening. Add 1 egg.
Mix together 1.5c flour, 2t baking powder, and ½ t salt in a bowl. Add the mixture to the batter in 3 batches alternating with ½ cup milk.
Mix 1/2c brown sugar, 2T flour, 2t cinnamon. Add 2T melted butter and ½ cup nuts (optional)
Spread half the batter in the pan. Top with the filling. Then add the other half of the batter.
Bake for 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these cakes! You can find more recipes at my blog http://silviaviolet.com/blog
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