Away way back in time coffee cake was a simple treat. It was an uncomplicated cake. The ingredients were always at hand. It went together quickly . The delicious aroma of the baking cake filled your kitchen. It was warm and welcoming hospitality on a plate. One made coffee cake to be enjoyed with coffee or tea and dear friends It was elegant simplicity.
Then we add sour cream and blueberries, buttermilk and cranberries, rhubarb and apples. Coffee cake became a production. It lingered long in the oven and frequently longer cooling . It was definitely not something you whipped up on the spur of the moment.This recipe for CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE goes back to the late Fifties. It is a doodle to whip up. Presents beautifully. And tastes decadently divine. I have probably made it over seven hundred times and last week I made it for my friend Kate. It was received with so much enthusiasm and appreciation I renamed it KATE’S COFFEE CAKE. Kate is a remarkable woman in a demanding profession. She was ships bridge officer on luxury cruise ships for years and now continues her relationship with marine transportation at SeaSpan here on the west coast. This recipe is perfect for Kate. She loves baking but has little time to shop for exotic ingredients or spend hours in the kitchen.
The recipe came with a bag of Robin Hood Flour and it is simplicity personified. Flour sugar salt and baking powder mixed with butter. An egg whipped into milk. A quick and gentle stir and into the pan and a little brown sugar butter and cinnamon sprinkled over the top. This sweet little coffee cake goes together quickly so be sure to turn your oven on before you start your recipe. The recipe awaits you in MRS.BUTTERFINGERS.