Subscribe To Rosie Bakes A 'Peace' of Cake

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

It has been rather a busy time for me this last week or so with company staying however, it’s been a blast cooking and baking. I didn’t have time to take photos to blog at a later stage because the food was whisked to the dining table whilst still hot and my guests devoured it with glee! There’s nothing better than watching your guests enjoy what you have cooked or baked to boost morale. Hopefully I will be recreating some of the baking I did in the future and posting photos and recipes for you. Apologies to my ‘dear’ blogging friends that I haven’t visited in the last week, but hopefully now things have quietened down my end, I will be calling by very shortly!



Today I baked a wonderful tasting cinnamon coffee cake; yes it looks most rustic with all the charm of homemade written across it. It’s not one of the prettiest cakes I have ever baked by any means but the taste I can most certainly vouch for. It has a hidden seam in the centre of cinnamon, pecan nuts and demerara sugar and finishing with the same topping on the top. The sponge has a wonderful moistness to it having sour cream added to the mixture. A faint hint of vanilla lifts the taste buds then that rich creaminess of the sponge followed by a sweet cinnamon pecan crunch takes you to new heights. This cake would equally be nice served hot or cold and with custard, cream or ice cream, not forgetting that hot steamy cup of coffee to accompany!




Cinnamon Coffee Cake


Ingredients
100g (4 oz) unsalted butter
175g (6 oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
150ml (5 fl oz) sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g (4 oz) plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
100g (4 oz) pecan nuts, chopped
2 tsp ground cinnamon
25g (1 oz) demerara sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

Grease and base-line a deep 20cm (8 in) round cake tin and lightly dust with a little flour tapping out any excess flour.

Cream together the butter and caster sugar until fluffy and light in colour. Beat in the eggs a little at a time then beat in the sour cream and vanilla extract. Carefully fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together the demerara sugar, nuts and cinnamon.

Spoon half the cake mixture into the prepared tin. Sprinkle over half the nut mixture. Add the remaining cake mixture and top with the remaining nut mixture.

Place in the preheated oven for about 35 – 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

This cake is equally as delicious served warm.

*Note* – granulated sugar could be substituted for demerara in this recipe.

41 comments:

Happy cook said...

I totally agree with you rosie, ir is a real pleasure to see the guest deavouring the food one made.
The cake looks homely and delicious. Imagine the aroma when u r baking them.
yumm

Anna said...

That looks so yummy Rosie!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Dear Rosie how always this Cake look so yummy and delicious. Rosie May you tell what's the diference between demarara sugar and caster sugar I never know what put in my recipe! xxxGloria
THanks dear
Granulated sugar I know
and golden sugar too

Rosie said...

Hi Happy, awe thanks and it’s so lovely to see you back blogging – i hope you had a lovely holiday sweetie :D

Hi Anna, awe thanks sweetie you’re so kind :D

Hi Gloria, caster sugar is known as superfine sugar in America – it is a white sugar and smaller in grain than granulated sugar. Demarara sugar is a light brown sugar and the grains are like granulated sugar but gives a slightly different taste. I hope this helps sweetie and thank you for your lovely comment as always :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Divya Vikram said...

The cake sure looks moist n delicious..

Maria said...

What a great looking cake and perfect to have with your cuppa!

Maria
x

Ivy said...

I love all those ingredients in your cake and yet I've never made this cake before. I had some guests the other day and tried to take a few shots of the food I prepared. Very embarrassing :)

Emily Rose said...

Rosie, this cake looks delicious. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana and we have just begun to have a taste of Autumn with a bit of cooler weather so I have been looking for a nice cinnamon treat to bake (now that I can actually bear to turn the oven on again!). Thank you for the lovely recipe!

Peter M said...

The smell of this cake baking + coffee brewing in the morning would be intoxicating.

Beth said...

Coffee cake is favourite with me. I havenever added cinnamon before though. Will have to give it a try

Maria said...

I love coffee cake! This looks like a great recipe. I bet it is so good warm from the oven!

Donna said...

I'll take another slice please!!!Hahaa...Wonderful Rosie!!hughugs

Lisa said...

Your house must smell delicious!

Rachel said...

Rustic or not..that slice of cake looks decadent :)

Grace said...

the magic word has been spoken. you say cinnamon, and i bite. :)

Tracy said...

Hello, Rosie! This cake looks wonderful! I love coffee cakes, and was looking around of a new recipe to try--this fits the bill: quick, easy and tasty...Can't wait to try! Happy Day :o)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! I love cinnamon and pecan nuts, so your cake is making me drool!

Cheers,

Rosa

The Caked Crusader said...

Now this is my kind of cake! I could eat a lot of this one - yum!

Antonia said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! This looks so moreish - what a lovely creation.

Cakelaw said...

Yum!!!

~Priscilla~ said...

i love coffee cakes! this looks delicious rosie!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Thanks dear Rosie, know I know all type of sugar we said to demarara only brown sugar or golden sugar. This help me alot. Huggss!! Gloria

Lore said...

My dearest Rosie, your cake makes me wish to forever be stuck in a coffee beak ;) Thanks for sharing!

glamah16 said...

No worries. We all get busy. You sound like a fabulous host with all these goodies.And I want a slice of that cake now!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Rosie, I love the cake. That's the type of dessert that will always find itself on my kitchen counter. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I found your blog through the happycook. Glad I did.

Uma said...

Looks like you had a great time with your guests! The cinnamon cake looks mouth-watering dear! Have a great day Rosie!

Sagari said...

cake looks very moist rosie

Margaret said...

What a wonderful cake Rosie. I think I will have a virtual cup of coffee and a slice of cake with you please.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & delicious & soft as well. thxs for sharing..

Cynthia said...

I want to pick out all the nuts like a kid :) and leave back the cake itself (lol)

Gigi said...

I can totally see myself having a slice with my morning coffee! Great coffee cake recipe!

Linda F said...

'Coffee' cakes are lovely, especially nice just out of the oven too! That looks lovely!

Prudy said...

Glad you had a great time with guests. We have overnight guests quite often and I'd love to make them this coffee cake. It looks wonderful.

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

this sounds and looks delicious!
perfect coffee morning cake.

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie:
Tahnk you for your visit and comments in my blog. I love the ice cream. Your cake is very nice, the combinaction of flavour cinnamon and coffe is wonderful.
Best and whises

Priti said...

Cake looks delicious...I only wish I can make cakes like this :(

Dhanggit said...

a slice of this is what i need to make me smile :-) hehehe love the combination of coffee and cinnamon!! have a great day dear!

Rosie said...

Thank you all SO very much for all your wonderful comments, you really are so kind :)

Lovely to *see* you hear as always and thanks for calling by! :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Swati said...

Dearest Rosie

I have missed your delicious posts and I love this one along with the choc orange one.. Really great for the taste buds..

Kitchen said...

Wow cake looks gr8 and soft.

Rosie said...

Awe thank you swati you are such a sweet heart & I certainly have missed you :)

Hi Kitchen thank you SO much and lovely to *see* you here :)

Best wishes Rosie xoxo