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Cinnamon Crumb-topped Coffee Cake

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 23

Why I Love This Recipe

Last summer during break I was baking and I decided to make some coffee cake for the first time. I went on the computer to look up the recipe. After I printed the recipe off the computer I went into the kitchen to prepare all the ingredients I needed. Then I set the oven to the proper temperature and started to mix the ingredients in a bowl. When the oven beeped I put the mixture into the cake pan and baked it.

When the cake was finally finished baking, I let it cool and put the cinnamon mixture on top. When I added the toppings I asked my mom is she wanted to try a piece. She said “Yes.” I gave her a slice and she said that she loved it and said it was really food and I should go offer my neighbors a piece as well.

I went over to my neighbor’s house and offered her a piece of the cake. She also responded “Yes.” As I was handing her the cake I was feeling kind of nervous and hoping she wouldn’t say something mean because this was my first time I made this recipe. But I was totally wrong she loved it and said she wanted another piece. Then she had complimented me again! This made me feel very good because it was a new recipe and it was my first time making it.

As you can probably tell I am very happy with myself for getting good complements about making the cake by myself with nobody helping me. I will never forget this day because it was the one time I got complimented on my food that was made from scratch and by myself with no help at all.

Submitted by: "Kaitlyn W."

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup of milk
Cinnamon Crumb Topping
1/3 cup of all purpose flour.
1/4 cup of butter softened.
3/4 tsp. cinnamon.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, Baking powder and sugar from the cake mixture

Best together the egg, oil and milk then add the dry ingredients.

Brush a square pan with the butter.

Dust the pan with the flour and tap out the excess.

Fill the pan with the cake batter and use a spatula to level out.

Mix the flour, and cinnamon together from the cinnamon crumb topping in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the batter

Bake for 23 min until golden brown

Source: Moms cookbook.

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