Sunday, February 14, 2010

Strudel Coffee Cake

It is no secret that I LOVE chocolate and cookies of almost all kinds. But even I sometimes need something different. So lately I have had a coffee cake craving. This week I had a little afternoon tea party and decided to make a coffee cake.

I found a recipe on the internet and followed it perfectly. We will leave off here with it was a total disaster. I won't even link to it, it was BAD.

So, I looked at a few other recipes and created my own...and it was yummy!!! (And it looked pretty...bonus)

April's Very Own Coffee Cake

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 and 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix sugar, shortening, egg, vanilla, and milk. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well and set aside. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 batter into a greased 8x8 inch square pan, then half the brown sugar mix. Pour in remaining batter and top with remaining sugar mixture. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until done in the middle.