Coffee Cake is generally a treat in our house and a family tradition. I’m half Polish and like many good Polish families, we have a very special recipe for the best coffee cake in the world (in my opinion of course). Usually, my Dad would make three special loaves for Easter and Christmas. That’s it. Just Easter and Christmas. But man, those six loaves a year were worth the wait. Now that I’m an adult, I can easily make it myself anytime I want, but I don’t. I still observe that Easter and Christmas tradition because IT IS tradition.
That doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate National Coffee Cake Day. I’ll just make a different recipe that I can share with you fine folks!
Have I mentioned that we like to bake in this house? We’ve got loads of recipes for this day and after sifting through our stack of recipes gleaned from any number of places – Allrecipes, Pinterest, Real Simple, the list goes on – we decided to combine our favorites and write our very own recipe. We do that a lot so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody anymore.
Though this recipe is not gluten free, it works for my kiddo who has to watch his dairy in a big way.
Karmic Chaos’ Favorite Coffee Cake
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- 3 tsps baking powder
- ¾ butter
- 1 large egg
- ½-1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cloves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 8X8 or 9X9 pan (we use butter).
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, ¾ cup sugar, and baking powder. Cut in ½ cup butter until mixture is crumbly. add egg and vanilla. Add milk gradually until mixture is moist enough to spread into prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine ¼ cup flour, ½ cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, then cut in ¼ butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of cake.
- Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted in center and removed clean.