With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

For a very long time I have been looking for the BEST cinnamon coffee cake recipe. This one is very good. It was intended to be baked in a loaf but I baked mine in an 8x8-inch dish.
I'll continue looking but for now this is the one I'll turn to.
Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake
Ingredients

1-1/3 cups sugar 
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of the sugar, the nuts, and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat egg with a fork; stir in milk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
    2. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Draw a wide rubber scraper down through batter and up in a circular motion to marble. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    3. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store bread overnight before slicing.
    4. Makes 1 loaf (14 servings)

    Calories 217 (not including a simple 10x sugar glaze)

    9 comments:

    gourmet coffee snob said...

    I'll see your Cinnamon Swirl an raise ya somecinnamon raspberry coffee...so smooth...so tasty... http://bit.ly/9HqTj1

    Ann said...

    a piece of your coffee cake and a cup of gourmet coffee snobs cinnamon raspberry coffee and I would be a happy camper...lol

    that looks delicious

    Laurie said...

    This looks delicious and looks like something my husband will love, so I think I will make it tomorrow for him. I also enjoyed your mosaics and photos this week of your husband's birthday celebration. Please tell him Happy Birthday for me and tell him it is too bad he wasn't born today, as Feb. 1 is my birthday! :)

    Bethany said...

    This looks so scrumptious. Be sure to tell your husband happy belated birthday from me, by the way.
    Your blog brings sunshine to my day! As a matter of fact, there is an award waiting for you on my blog because of all the sunshine you bring! Stop by when you get a chance!
    Bethany
    This, That, & T'other

    Leslie said...

    oh you are teasing with more fantastic yummy things....i wish i had a little slice of this right now.

    Susan Wicker said...

    I have to say, L, you amaze me with your luscious desserts. How can you stay so SLIM??????? That's my question of the day! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

    Cassie said...

    I just did a huge comment to you and blogger ate it. Phooey. I was commenting on your Feb.12,2009 post with the bear in the top photo. He looks like an Algy Bear by Ideal. Is he? I have Algy with eyes that open & shut from the early 1950's. Our Airedale and Welsh Terrier played tug of war with him a few weeks ago and now he is in a TeddyBear Hospital in Iowa being repaired.

    Jane said...

    I have tried this recipe...Yum! Being the southern girl I am, I have added more of the cinnamon sugar (heavy on the cinnamon)...actually, I do not measure (bad girl!)...and more pecans. It makes a difference...at least for our cinnamon-hungry guys.

    (Love all the photos of Raider! He's adorable!!!)
    Hugs,
    Jane (artfully graced)

    Miss Jen said...

    Mmmm... I want to make this soon.
    Looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!

    In Christ~ Miss Jen

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