There are so many moments to enjoy coffee throughout the day.
There’s the rushed to-go cup before work and the soothing after-lunch mug; there’s the coffee shop with friends moment, just to catch up; and the coffee that gets us through those extra hours in the office to reach our deadlines.
The ubiquitous brew is part of our lives, and we love it. What we might be missing is the perfect companion for our dark friend; from all possible pastries, cakes, and sweet treats, there’s no better than the coffee cake.
No, there’s no coffee in this recipe. This is a fluffy, tender, freshly baked treat that has perfect compatibility with the dark brew.
You might think you have no time to make your own cinnamon roll coffee cake, but you work hard already, why not dedicate some of your energy into treating yourself? You deserve it, just as you earned a good cappuccino.
There’s a sense of accomplishment into making a good baked treat. Like your grandma used to do it, and perhaps your mom too. Ditch the store-bought cakes and prove to yourself you can make them just as good, or better!
That’s why we have this recipe for you today. There’s some prep work involved, and we’ll be using the oven. This recipe is daring, but it’s not as hard as you think.
In less than an hour, you’ll be filling your house with the most fabulous fresh-baked scents, reminiscent of childhood memories.
The result will amaze you. A pretty baked treat worthy of a Starbuck’s display, with the flavor of grandma’s baking and warmth of coming back home.
What goes into the Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake?
The dry ingredients are the usual suspects: flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and sugar. This one starts like a regular, good old cake.
The wet ingredients include egg, milk and vanilla extract. Incorporated with the flour mixture, you’ll have a consistent dough, fluffy and light while structured.
The secret ingredients are the butter and the cinnamon; these will give the final touch to your cake while a drizzle of sugar syrup will make it sticky and shiny.
- Mix thoroughly. The difference between a cute, fluffy cake and a flat one is that one is well mixed, and the other isn’t; especially when mixing dry and wet ingredients.
- Look for ground Ceylon cinnamon; this is the true cinnamon and tastes different from the common, Chinese (cassia) cinnamon stick.
- It’s all about timing. When baking, it’s all about the right times and the proper temperatures. Make sure your oven hits the 350F mark before baking your cake. Stick a knife in the cake after thirty minutes; it should come out clean; this means you cooked the cake through.
While you wait, make a batch of fresh ground coffee to serve with your delicious creation. Source high-quality arabica beans and uses your favorite brewing method. Don’t get us started in coffee making.
Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
- 1 ½ cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp water
- ½ stick butter, melted
- ¼ tsp salt
- Mix egg, milk and vanilla in a bowl. Mix white sugar, salt, flour, baking powder in a separate bowl. Now mix dry and wet ingredients together.
- Add melted butter to the mixture and whisk until well combined.
- Preheat the oven to 350 Spray a baking dish or a cake pan with cooking spray, pour batter into it.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon and spread on top of batter. Bake for 30 minutes, let cool completely.
- Mix powdered sugar and water until it of a syrup consistency. Pour over cake and serve.