Sunday, November 29

What's Cooking Sun{day}

One of my fondest memories of my grandmother, is helping her make something yummy. She was a wonderful cook... and I want to pass on the tradition of making cooking fun with Rainee... The other day I emailed my Aunt Dolly to send me some recipes... some of her favorites and my grandmothers. My aunt sent me several (hand written) recipes... and I could hardly wait to make them. After going through them, I thought I'd make the Coffee Cake first... Steve loves coffee cake and whenever we go to Starbucks, he is sure to get some... so this was perfect. Now he can have coffee cake at home.

This morning before Steve woke up, Rainee and I quietly went into the kitchen and made the Coffee Cake. Rainee had such fun, especially when she saw how much 'sugar' was in the cake!!! She couldn't wait until it was done, so she could take a bite... she loves sugar, but then what kid doesn't?? So, between Rainee and Steve... this recipe was a BIG BIG hit!! Rainee kept saying... mommy this cake is the bomb!!! We make the best stuff together!!! Steve said it was sooooooo much better than the Starbucks coffee cake... which, wow, is a huge complement... because theirs is really good.

I'm sooooo happy I asked my aunt for some recipes... even now, I can't wait to try the others!!! Do you have some family favorites you don't have in your recipe box??? If so, you might want to call your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin... to make sure you have them to pass along... they are something to cherish...

Here's a recipe from my family to yours... this is for when you want something easy, sweet... and delicious. Enjoy!!! Let me know if you liked it... bye for now.... I'm off for another cup of coffee and just one more slice... Thank you Aunt Dolly!

Coffee Cake

1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour
3 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare 11"x17"x2" baking pan OR a bunt pan.
  • In medium bowl, using an electric mixer, mix above ingredients together.
  • Pour batter in the prepared pan.
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
4-5 Tbsp. Melted Butter over top
  • Combine together and sprinkle it over the top of the batter.
Bake cobbler for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
1/8 Cup Milk
1 Cup Confectioners' Sugar (powdered sugar)
  • Mix together, then swirl a thin glaze over cake while it's still warm (not hot).


Jana said...

Yummy...I'll sure try your recipe. I think I already smell it!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

JustJoan said...

Yum, sounds so good. I love coffee cake. I haven't made it in ages. Once again, you inspire me. :)

MJ said...

Delicious -- almost forgot about this one from Grandma & we LOVE it! So glad you shared the recipe.