Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Very Own Crumb Coffee Cake

Hubby wanted to bring in something for work and was thinking along the lines of coffee cake. He wanted a crumble top and a layer of filling in the middle. However, I know from past experience that bringing in something that has be to cut at work can be a pain. So instead I made individual coffee cakes! These would also be great at a holiday party since everyone can just grab and go.

Makes: 24 cupcakes

For the batter, you will need:
  • 8 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups butter, melted and cooled down
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cupcake/Muffin pans and wrappers (I think the foil ones work best.)
  • Non-Stick spray
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (I used pecans, but walnuts would be great too.)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
  • Saucepan

1.   Heat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven.
2.   Place wrappers in pan and lightly spray with non-stick spray.
3.   Mix together 3 cups of the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
4.   Stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, and canola oil. Mix together.
5.   Place a small spoonful of batter in the bottom of each wrapper. Set aside.
6.   Combine the ingredients for the filling.
7.   Add a layer of filling on top of the base batter.
8.   Add a second layer of batter.
9.   Mix together the remaining 5 cups of flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I found it best to break up the packed brown sugar and mix the dry ingredients together.
10. Stir in the melted (but cooled off) butter with a rubber spatula or a spoon into the flour/cinnamon/brown sugar mix until crumbs form.
11. Place crumbs on top of each coffee cake.
12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. DM Tip: I rotate my pans halfway through baking since the front tends to be hotter than the back of the oven.
13. Cool. DM Tip: I found if I placed on a cooling rack in the freezer for a few minutes, they cool off quickly.
14. Once it is cooled, make the drizzle. Place the milk and powdered sugar in the saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until melted and clump free.
15. Drizzle over crumb cakes.
16. Enjoy!

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