Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Coffee Cake is the best kind of cake.

Hello, friends! 
Please forgive my absence, I have been settling into a new house.
(The kitchen is wonderful.)

Fabulous. Look at that double oven.
Okay. Anyway. There's a line in this one song about this girl, and it goes like this
"Betty won't stop listening to modern rock
How she hates to be alone
I try to compensate her lack of love with coffee cake,
Ice cream, and a bottle of ten dollar of wine"
Some may argue that chocolate is the ultimate cure or a "lack of love"
Nope. It's coffee cake.
Always coffee cake.

While I will agree these aren't very good looking, I will tell you that they are delicious.
So here we go.
First, we'll make the cake. 
Combine your yogurt and baking soda together. This will end up bubbling up a little bit. That's okay.

See? Bubbly.
So now take a separate bowl, and cream your butter and sugar together. Then add your egg and vanilla. 
Mix well until combined.

In another bowl, combine your flour and baking powder. 
Now you're going to add this flour mixture to your sugar and butter mixture alternating with the yogurt mixture.

Here comes the fun part.
We're going to make a little syrup. 
When I was doing this I was so excited I was jumping up and down and stuff wow I wish i got a picture.
[I get way too emotional and excited about food.]
Ok so take a little bowl, and put 4 Tablespoons of butter in it, and pop it in the microwave until its all melty and nice. 
then add some maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon. 

Okay, so then take a scoop of your cake batter, and put it in one muffin cup 

Try and get it to cover the bottom completely. 
Then spoon your syrup over it, a little less than 2 Tablespoons per muffin

Then plop some more cake on top, then mix up some butter, flour and brown sugar and sprinkle on top for a crumbly top, and put it in the oven.
{You can do this with a cake pan, and just alternate cake, syrup, cake, crumble}
 And bam, beautiful muffins.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
For cake:
-1 cup plain yogurt
-1 egg
-1/4 cup butter, softened
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
-1tsp baking soda
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 tsp baking powder
For syrup:
-4 Tb butter, melted
-2 Tb maple syrup
-2 Tb brown sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
For crumble:
-2 Tb brown sugar
-1 Tb all-purpose flour
-1 Tb melted butter
-1/8 tsp cinnamon

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