There is something special about an easy breakfast coffee cake with a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning. This recipe is one of my favorites.
A short time ago I was fortunate enough to have some of my blogger friends visit my home. We had planned an early start to visit the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This easy breakfast coffee cake is what I put together as a quick start to the day with a great cup of coffee. It is as good as it looks in pictures.
Easy Breakfast Coffee Cake
- 2 cups Homemade Baking Mix
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
Coffee Cake Topping
- 1/3 cup Homemade Baking Mix
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts
- 2 tablespoons cold firm butter
Heat the oven to 375°F. Line the bottom of an 8-inch spring form pan with parchment and lightly grease the sides and bottom with butter. First prepare the coffee cake topping in a small bowl. Cut the cold butter into baking mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon until the ingredients are crumbly then add the nuts. Mix to combine and set aside. In medium bowl mix the 2 cups of homemade baking mix, sugar, milk and egg until blended. Spread in the prepared 8-inch spring form pan and sprinkle the top with the prepared topping mixture. Bake 22 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake to see if it comes out clean. When that happens, take it out immediately to maintain a nice moistness.
Notes: I’ll prepare and store the topping mix ahead of time to shorten the time it takes to make this easy breakfast coffee cake. If you do that, make sure the prepared topping is at room temperature when adding it to the top of the batter. If you like it a bit sweeter and just add a touch more sugar. You can add coconut in place of the nuts to the topping or have a mixture of both. If you don’t care for either, you can subtract the nuts in the topping altogether. The cake is best just out of the oven. However, it can be warmed up at a later time.
This is a hard one to resist when it pops out of the oven. The smell of the baking coffee cake announces that breakfast is on the way, and the coffee tells your guest that it’s time to get up and start the day.
Time to eat…