Friday, September 2, 2011

*Guest blogger*: Overnight Forgotten Coffeecake!

"Surviving and Thriving as a Mom of Three"

This mama is awesome! GREAT blog that's a must-read. We're going to be making her one pot spaghetti :)

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I tweeted a few days ago that I would be sharing this recipe, and here it is, courtesy of my grandmother.
First, the cake ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Topping ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • chopped nuts (optional, I don’t use these)
Here is what you’ll need:
First, blend the butter and sugar well.
Then grab your eggs.  Mine are farm fresh from my best friend’s chickens.  Aren’t I lucky?  :)
Throw a couple in and mix til your heart’s content:
Pour yourself a cup of rich, thick buttermilk:
Whisk together your dry ingredients.
Then, add your buttermilk alternately with your dry ingredients.
When you’re done, you should have a thick, fluffy batter.  You’ll need a spatula to get all this creamy deliciousness into your baking pan.  No drippiness here, it’s not a cake, it’s coffeecake!  Get all you can out of the bowl, and get it into a 13 x 9 baking pan.  Then, grab your topping ingredients:
Mix well and sprinkle all over your batter:
At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight.  It only gets better, as the brown sugar melts into the batter.  Yummmm . . . . .
Whenever you decide to bake it (if you just can’t wait until the morning), set your oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 30-35 minutes.  I use a glass baking pan, so I set my oven to 325.  When I do this, it takes a little longer to bake, possibly 40 minutes.  Totally worth the wait.  Let me tell you.
This is a family favorite, and it is perfect for Christmas mornings, when you just want to pop something in the oven.  It goes fantastically with scrambled eggs, fruit, and of course, coffee!  Enjoy!
Oh, and if you  make some, would you invite me over?  I haven’t eaten coffeecake that I didn’t make in about 20 years.