Coffee Crumb Cake

Coffee Crumb Cake

Why not plan a romantic brunch on Sunday, it may be the day before Valentine’s Day , but you’ll certainly have more time.  This Coffee Crumb Cake can be made the day before.

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coffee crumb cake

 Directions for Coffee Crumb Cake

  You’ll need a square 8″ pan buttered. Also a cinnamon mix which can be saved and used in any number of recipes 2 tsps of cinnamon  to 1/4 cup of sugar.  This is great sprinkled on buttered toast or on top of hot oatmeal. crumble topping:

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  4. pinch of table salt
  5. 8 tbsp of butter = 1 stick = 1/4#, melted
  6. 1 3/4 cups of flour
  7. Powered Sugar for topping

mix all the dry ingredients well add melted  butter and mix until all combined, then set aside. for the cake itself: set oven at 375°

  1. 1 3/4 cups of flour
  2. 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  3. 3 tsp Baking powder
  4. 1/2 stick of butter=4 tbsp
  5. 1 egg
  6. 3/4 cup of milk
  7. 1 tsp vanilla

Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour and baking powder and using a pastry cutter cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the sugar.  Add egg, milk and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour 1/2 the batter into pan, and take cinnamon mix and sprinkle lightly over batter, cut cinnamon mix into batter lightly with a knife, then cover with remaining batter, any cinnamon not mixed will come to the top cut that lightly into cake mix.   Take crumble mixture and spread over top of batter breaking it up to large pea size pieces. Place pan into oven and cook appox. 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from center of cake Once done cool completely on rack and once cooled sprinkle very lightly with powdered sugar cover with foil and set aside for tomorrows brunch.  To serve cut into 9 pieces and arrange on serving platter. You can also add nuts ( pecans or walnuts chopped work great)  to the crumble mixture and the cinnamon mixture for a different twist.

 

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Coffee Crumb Cake
Serves 6
A delicious breakfast or brunch treat
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Ingredients
  1. THE CAKE
  2. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  4. 3 tsp baking powder
  5. 4 tbsp butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 1tsp vanilla
  9. FOR the CRUMBLE TOPPING
  10. 1/3 cup sugar
  11. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  12. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  13. pinch of salt
  14. 8 tbsp butter (melted)
  15. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  16. Powered sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. CRUMBLE TOPPING
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients well. Add the melted butter and mix until combined leaving large clumps of dough. Once completely combined set aside.
  3. CAKE
  4. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour and baking powder and using a pastry cutter , cut the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix until just combined. Pour 1/2 the batter into a 8" buttered cake pan. Sprinkle topping lightly over batter and cut slightly into batter with a knife. Pour remaining batter over this and spread remaining topping on the top breaking extra large pieces into pea size. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the center comes out clean. When done place on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut into 9 pieces.
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Red Velvet Cherry Cake

015Red velvet cherry cake is a combination of two of my favorites, red velvet cake and black forest cherry cake.  All that red does seem to remind me of Valentine’s Day.  So here goes.

First the cake.  Set oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour a 8″ square and a 8″ round cake pans.

for the cake you will need

  1. 2 1/4 cups of flour
  2. 2Tbs cocoa powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp table salt

put all five ingredients in a sifter and sift set aside.

in a 2 cup measuring cup place

  1. 1 cup buttermilk ( since I don’t use a lot of it I use the powdered version which works just fine).
  2. 2 Tbs red food coloring
  3. 1 Tsp distilled white vinegar
  4. 1 Tbs Real Vanilla Extract

set aside careful not to spill as this could be a real mess to clean up.

  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter softened
  2. 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  3. 2 large eggs

place butter and sugar into mixer and cream well, then add one egg at a time and thoroughly mix after each addition.

Alternate dry and wet ingredients in to butter mixture in four additions of dry to 3 wet. then mix completely.

divided into equal parts in the two floured pans, don’t worry that it doesn’t look like a lot of batter in each pan the baking soda and powder will make it rise quite nicely.

Place in center of the oven and cook for about 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of each cake.When done place on rack and let cool slightly 5-10 minutes then turn out cakes on to rack and cool completely.

Next the filling.

  1. 2 15 oz. cans tart cherries drained

In a bowl drain the juice from one of the cans of cherries and to this add appox 4 Tbs Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) this step is optional.

Butter Cream Icing

  1. 1 cup (2 Sticks) butter
  2. 3 cups of Confectioners sugar
  3. 1Tbs Vanilla
  4. 2Tbs heavy cream, 1/2 & 1/2 . or milk
  5. pinch of table salt

beat the butter until smooth, then add the sugar and with mixer on very slow at first combine butter and sugar, once combined add vanilla, cream and salt and mix until well blended and stiff.  If too stiff add a little more cream and if too soft add a little more sugar.

Once cakes have cooled cut in half

with pastry brush dab juice and kirschwasser mixture on to insides of split cakes.

then cut round in half

place bottom of square and bottom of both halves of round on serving plate in shape of heart place a layer of icing over all and then arrange drained cherries over icing.

place other halves on top and make another recipe of butter cream and ice the cake and

decorate as you wish enjoy.

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Red Velvet Cherry Cake
Cherry Filled Red Velvet Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups of flour
  2. 2 tbs cocoa powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. WET INGREDIENTS (place the next 4 ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cup being careful not to spill)
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 2 tbs fed food coloring
  9. 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  10. 1 tbs vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  12. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  13. 2 large eggs
  14. FOR THE FILLING
  15. 2 15 oz. cans tart cherries (drained with juice reserved)
  16. ICING
  17. 1 cup butter
  18. 3 cups of confectioners sugar
  19. 1 tbs vanilla
  20. 2 tbs heavy cream or 1/2 & 1/2
  21. pinch of salt
  22. OR ALTERNATELY
  23. Approximately 4 cups of sweetened whipped heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. grease and flour a 8" square and a 8" round cake pan
  3. CAKE
  4. Place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a mixer and cream well. Once creamed add eggs one at a time and thoroughly mix after each addition. Alternate dry and wet ingredients into the butter mixture(1/3 dry, 1/2 wet. 1/3 dry, 1/2 wet last 1/3 dry). When completely mixed pour into prepared cake pans dividing 1/2 the batter into each. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once done place on wire racks, remove pan and cool completely.
  5. Once cooled cut each cake in half so that you have two 8" squares and round cut the rounds in half so that you have 2 semi-circles.. Take the reserved cherry juice and lightly brush onto the inside of all the cakes. Arrange the bottom halves of the 3 pieces into the shape of a heart on your serving platter. put asmall layer of icing onto the cake and then arrange the cherries to fill the shape of the cake. Place the top layers on and then finish icing.
Notes
  1. If using whipped cream you can finish cake with shaved chocolate over the top.
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World’s Best Bloody Mary

 

 

Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary

 

World’s Best Bloody Mary

It’s New Years Eve a truly ridiculous holiday that we don’t acknowledge but we do occasionally celebrate New Years Day with a light brunch while watching the Rose Parade.  And nothing says brunch better than a great Bloody Mary.  The derivation of the name of the cocktail is very uncertain with at least three people claiming to have invented it, and the attribution to which “Mary” is even more uncertain.  All the questions aside it is certainly a wonderful cocktail that goes very well at brunch.

Ingredients for Bloody Mary Mix

  1. 2 quarts Tomato juice
  2. Juice of 2 lemons (about 4 ounces)
  3. 4 oz. A-1 sauce
  4. 4 oz. Worcestershire sauce
  5. 2 Tbsp celery salt
  6. 2 Tbsp prepared Horseradish
  7. 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  8. 5 dashes Tabasco

Directions for World’s Best Bloody Mary

Using a large or double old fashioned glass salt the rim, fill with ice and 1 1/2 oz Vodka.  Fill glass with the mix and garnish with a stalk of celery or a jumbo shrimp.

If you feel the mix isn’t hot enough feel free to add more horseradish or Tabasco.

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
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