Coffee cake is one of my favorite things to make. My husband is not a fan of traditional cake, but he loves coffee cake. I made it this evening, and since I misplaced my old standby coffee cake recipe, I went to allrecipes to find a new one. Let me tell you this, it was heavenly. It was everything that coffee cake should be.
Here is the recipe.
I made some changes to it. As you can see, I halved it for just the two of us. Except - I didn't halve the topping - I wanted extra. Also, my favorite way to eat coffee cake is with fruit on the bottom, so I sliced up two pears and put them in the bottom of the greased pyrex before I poured the batter in. I found that I had to bake it a little longer than expected - probably because of the pears.
There are few things more exhilarating to me than finding a perfect recipe. I have already planned who I will make this for and other experimentations. Allrecipes is great for me. In some ways it is even better than a cookbook because others have already experimented / commented on it. I have tried Epicurious.com with mixed results. A little too gourmet for me. At this stage in my life, with a baby, recipes have to be easy because, let's face it, I don't have the brainpower or the time.