HELP FAST PLEASE!! Need a FAST, GOOD coffeecake recipe ASAP important
I'm skedaddled right now - #1 son just re-admitted to hospital. I'm going over this afternoon and in interval want to bake his nurses something easy. They've taken really good care of him for two years now and I like to take them a token of appreciation, but I can't even really think. Could somebody please send me a fast recipe for coffeecake? I've got whatever I need with the exception of anything way out-of-the-ordinary. Baking something will help me re-focus, but I need a little help right now. TIA. Marci
Hope things are looking up with your little one, it must be tough for all of you.
If you're ever in immediate need of a very tasty and ridiculously simple coffeecake or muffins, shhh...but the Betty Crocker cinnamon streusel muffin mix makes one that's just like my dear MIL's heirloom recipe. She uses the mix from time to time now. No one would ever know you hadn't slaved over them.
This one is not only delicious, but really easy because the topping is simply reserved from the batter ingredients. I've served this to dozens of people, and everyone always loves it.
BUTTERMILK COFFEE CAKE
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ t. cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil
½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
• Preheat oven to 325 degrees for a glass pan and 350 degrees for a metal pan.
• Stir together flour and ½ t. cinnamon in a large bowl.
• Add brown and granulated sugars and oil. Mix on medium speed until feathery.
• Reserve ¾ cup of this mixture for topping; mix with walnuts and 1 t. cinnamon. Set aside.
• To the remaining mixture, add baking soda and powder, egg, and buttermilk. Mix until smooth.
• Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.
• Sprinkle topping evenly over top.
• Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
• Cut in squares and serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.
Aching, love this recipe. To all who responded, so quickly, thoroughly and nicely: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That was one excellent cake - I used 4snisls 'cause I had choco. chips that I wanted to use. The reason I know that it was one excellent cake is because it took FOREVER to get him admitted, so I ate a piece. Okay, I ate three. But then I took it into the cafeteria, where they gave me the wherewithal to cut it into pieces and plate it so the ladies couldn't see those unsightly gouge marks. It was happily and gratefully received, as, again were the recipes and the quick response. Namaste, Marci
re: toodie jane
You're a doll. What a sweet thing; to come back to say that. I could feel that hug, and you're right. I needed it. This board is a great, great thing....I couldn't even think yesterday, and I knew what I needed to do, and y'all helped me so well. I may be back asking for more recipes when I need something to do and can't stop spinning enough to access my own files.
Hope everything goes OK, Marci.
This thread is a great one, though I can't personally vouch for any of the recipes in them.
However, for speed, I'd go for Valerie's recipe for a 9 inch square/round cake (cut and paste below):
This cake is really easy and delicious. My mother, sister and I have all been making it for years...
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
¼ Cup Butter (unsalted
)1 Cup Sugar
½ pint Sour Cream (1 cup) – you can use low-fat if desired
1 Tsp. Vanilla
¼ Tsp. Salt
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
¾ Cup Chopped Walnuts
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
¼ Cup Sugar
¾ Cup Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet)
Preheat over to 350.
Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add alternately with the sour cream blending well.
Pour half the batter into a well-greased baking pan (9 inch square, round or even a bundt pan).
Combine filling ingredients. Sprinkle half of mixture over batter in pan. Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle with remaining filling mixture. Slightly press chocolate chips and nuts down so that they stay on the cake when it is baked.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick – it might need a little more time in the oven (like 10 or 15 minutes).
OR, I'd go for this King Arthur recipe for Barbara's Watch Hill Sour Cream coffee cake, which can be baked in a shorter time in a 9 x 13 pan. King Arthur generally has pretty foolproof recipes:
this is the recipe I've ben using for years out of Better Homes & Garden cookbook (red plaid cover), except that one uses veg oil vs creamed butter, and does not call for choc chips. I add a bit of espresso powder and dry cocoa, with LOTS of fresh cracked English walnuts, to the "topping".
Quick and tasty. If you don't have sour cream or yogurt to sub, it's still great. Just add enough milk to the batter so it is stiff but pourable. Don't over mix.