This is a collection of the best coffee cakes made by your favorite bloggers. As the weather is changing and the temperatures drop, I thought it would be nice to create a collection of coffee cake recipes for you to enjoy.
Get in the kitchen and bake at least one recipe for the weekend. Have it for breakfast or snack on it with a cup of coffee. Life is too short not to have cake once in a while.
And if you are looking for gluten-free recipes, I also created another article with a collection of gluten-free coffee cakes, just for you! See? There is no excuse now not to bake something for the weekend. 🙂
What is a coffee cake? Does it have coffee in it?
In the United States, a coffee cake is not a cake made with coffee, but a cake served with coffee. You might find that British coffee cakes are made with coffee, but we will not talk about them today.
How are coffee cakes made? What ingredients go into these recipes?
Most coffee cakes start with the same basic ingredients.
Flour is the major ingredient. All-purpose flour is the one that has the most gluten of household flours and is most commonly used.
Self-rising flour is another type that you can use successfully if the recipe requires it. It is an all-purpose flour to which baking powder and salt have been added.
If you need to substitute self-rising flour for the regular all-purpose flour, make sure to omit an appropriate amount of baking powder and salt.
One cup of self rising flour contains the equivalent of 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Sugar adds flavor, aids in browning, and increases tenderness. Coffee cakes contain a higher proportion of sugar than biscuits and muffins, for example.
Fats(usually butter or oil) help with the flavor, tenderness, and also browning. Cooled, melted butter, and cooking oil may be used interchangeably.
Liquids add moisture. Commonly used liquids include milk, water, fruit juices etc.
Measuring ingredients, baking containers, and tips for making good coffee cakes
To make a delicious coffee cake and not only, accurate measurements are very important. Using the right standard measuring utensils for dry and liquid ingredients is mandatory. I also say that if the recipe gives you the ingredients measured in grams or ounces, you need to use a scale.
A scale is a very important tool in the kitchen and there are so many options out there that are affordable. I really encourage you to get one.
When you measure flour, be sure to level off the cup with a straight edge spatula or a knife. Do not pack or shake flour down in the cup. You will end up with way too much flour for your coffee cakes.
Some ingredients do need to be packed for accurate measuring. One of these is brown sugar. Firmly pack the sugar into the measuring cup so that it will retain the cup’s shape when turned out.
Measure liquids in a glass measuring cup. With the cup sitting on a flat, level surface, pour the liquid in, and read the measuring mark at eye level.
Baking in the right container: Use the size and type of container called for baking the coffee cakes. Whenever a baking pan is called for, try to use a metal container.
If a baking dish is specified, you can use a glass or ceramic one. Coffee cakes baked in glass baking dishes require lower temperature than those baked in metal containers. Reduce the oven temperature by 25F when substituting a glass dish for a metal pan.
Allow the coffee cakes to cool in pans for about 10 minutes before removing them. The secret is the moisture that allows the cakes to come out more easily and remain intact. Cool them on a wire rack.
How To Store Coffee Cakes
Most coffee cakes and sweet breads are at their best when served hot from the oven. If you have leftovers, store them for a short period of time in a cool, dry place, like your kitchen countertop. Wrap them tightly in foil or clear plastic wrap or place them in a plastic bag.
Reheating them will enhance the flavor.
How to freeze them
Freeze coffee cakes tightly wrapped in moisture proof wrap. Thaw them at room temperature or in the oven at 250-300F for a few minutes until hot.
And now, let’s enjoy some of the best coffee cake recipes out there:
This Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe is moist with a tender crumb topped with a sugar nut topping that gets crunchy like a streusel topping. Perfect for brunch or as a potluck dish your friends will love.
Coffee Cake Mug Cake – A quick and easy one-minute, single-serving dessert! Delicious coffee cake batter topped with a cinnamon crumb topping and microwaved for just one minute! This coffee mug cake is pure perfection!
This Walnut And Cinnamon Coffee Cake is an old Saxon recipe coming from Transylvania. My German grandma used to make this recipe very often. The cake is made from a simple batter with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and spices. Before it goes in the oven, the batter is sprinkled with walnuts. It is great for breakfast too!
Caramel apple coffee cake enhances a classic coffee cake recipe with a tempting layer of brown sugar and cinnamon-coated apples. This flavorful quick bread is sure to become a recipe your family requests for special breakfasts and perhaps a few desserts.
Our Best Ever Crumb Cake is piled high with buttery crumbs and made with simple basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry. Every bite of our moist crumb cake recipe is heavenly when a rich vanilla-scented cake is topped with buttery cinnamon crumbs kissed with powdered sugar! Trust me when I tell you that this is the best rich buttery crumb cake you’ll ever taste!
A soft and simple coffee cake with a ripple of cinnamon in the middle and a heavy streusel crumb topping. This cinnamon coffee cake makes enough to feed a crowd (if you’re willing to share). Top everything off with a simple glaze and dig in!
EASY RECIPE for Mini Coffee Cake Muffins that taste just like Coffee Cake! Add a cinnamon sugar crumble on top! They are so quick to make! My family loves them for breakfast and dessert! The recipe makes 16 mini muffins.
Cherry Cheesecake Coffee Cake is a total dream dessert! Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorites and the first dessert I always choose. There’s just something magical about that rich, creamy base topped with a sweet-tart cherry pie filling. This recipe adds in a delicious buttery coffee cake base under layers of cherry cheesecake and a little bit of streusel topping for a real taste of heaven!
This Maple Walnut Coffee Cake has a thin layer of cream cheese filling, enhanced with toasted walnuts and maple. A generous amount of crumbly streusel on top is drizzled with maple icing, adding layers of flavor that enchant but don’t overpower.
Prepare to fall in love with this Cinnamon Roll Cake! Light and fluffy sour cream cake with a thick cinnamon swirl and cream cheese frosting. All the flavors of a cinnamon roll in a delicious homemade cake.
This is an easy and delicious cinnamon swirl coffee cake that can be made for any occasion that requires a dessert and a cup of coffee. Think breakfast, brunch, parties, or lazy Sundays when people might stop at your place for a visit.
This is all, my friends! I hope you find a great recipe to bake this weekend and honor the day! After all, life is too short not to have cake once in a while, right?
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