Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Hot Chocolate Worthy Coffee Cake

I don't like coffee.
I don't need coffee.

A trip to a pony league snack shack to pick up coffee for my mother when I was seven began my dislike and it has never waned.  There are so few things edible in the world that I do not like: coffee, canned peas, my mother's slumgulion (a concoction Ruth Reichl's mother could have come up with - see Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table) that I don't feel like I have to force myself to broaden my horizons when it comes to food.  I'll try anything and if your a betting person, lay your bets on me because it's almost a sure thing that I will like it.

What I do like/love and sometimes crave with every cell in my body is Hot Chocolate. Nectar of the Gods in my book.  This past Sunday morning a craving for Hot Chocolate was in full force along with some kind of breakfast item - something new, something different.  Not a scone, nor a muffin, or a pancake...I wanted cake and I wanted it with cinnamon and brown sugar.  I'm so greedy.  hehe

Foster's Market Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake
I've tried many a coffee cake over the years but had neglected to notice the recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks.  As I sat on the floor of my kitchen Sunday morning pouring over my cookbooks (one of my favorite things to do) I came across Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake from Foster's Market located in North Carolina.  Choosing to make their version of Coffee Cake was a no brainer so I put my cookbooks away and started prepping.  About 90 minutes later I had a coffee cake worthy of my Hot Chocolate craving;  moist, cake like with a delicious crunch of streusel (cinnamon/brown sugar/flour mixture)  in the middle and on top.  The original recipe called for baking in a bundt pan, but I chose a spring-form pan instead for faster cooking.  Also, I would also add more streusel in the future - makes for a bigger crunch.  Yum.  

Foster's Market Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Click on the link above for the recipe and if you try it, let me know what you think.  Please visit Debbie's Tuesday at the Table to see what other's are bringing to their table today.  Debbie has an amazing sounding French Toast recipe that I am now adding to my Christmas Even Brunch menu for Saturday!  

Enjoy your Tuesday~still my favorite day of the week.  
Susan

5 comments:

  1. mmmmm. LOVE coffee cake - with or without the coffee! This sounds delish, Susan! I don't have any FM cookbooks - maybe I should? Oh, & btw, love Ruth Reichl - I've read it all & wish she'd do another!

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  2. Looks Yummy! I am a coffee person and this would be very tasty with coffee!

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  3. Looks Yummy! I am a coffee person and this would be very tasty with coffee!

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  4. Another fan of Ruth here! Your coffee cake sounds delicious, Susan! I noticed in their intro to the recipe they mention freezing it. Not sure why it never occurred to me to make and freeze coffee cake for even lazier mornings but I am totally going to try it! Thanks!

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  5. I love coffee cake, and yours looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try out that recipe. As for coffee, I love it too. Hated it at first, until I mixed chocolate with it (Bavarian Mint?) and then I was hooked. Soooo good.

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