Here’s a classic amongst classics, a plain coffee cake with specks of fruit. This is the original coffee cake and, hands down, the best partner for any caffeinated drink. Coffee cakes are meant to be uncomplicated but tasty; they’re supposed to complement your coffee while chatting with friends and family.
Well, the cake below does just that, and it does it very well. When making coffee cakes in a loaf pan, they also look the part — after all, this is the ultimate homemade baking treat!
If you have friends over for a cup of coffee, you need coffee cake — that’s just how it is and how we’ve done it for generations. Coffee cakes, though, at least the store-bought kind, have become too artificial and not particularly good. On the other hand, a homemade coffee cake is a memorable snack and a lovely coffee complement.
Besides, making this type of cake is easy. You need not deal with frostings and the likes — just good-old baking, and that’s satisfying. Let’s make this classic coffee cake and make a second loaf for a significant other! Everyone appreciates a good coffee cake.
You can make a lovely coffee cake with ingredients you already have at home. You don’t even need baking experience, just a few mixing bowls and a hand mixer. For this recipe, we’ll mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla. This is one spongy coffee cake! Add raisins or cranberries to give personality to your loaf, and have a greased loaf pan in hand — that’s all you need!
This cake is ready in an hour, from start to finish, and, if you’re not careful, your loved ones will make it disappear faster than that! Here’s the recipe for one classic coffee cake.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8-inch square pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a second mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: oil, eggs, vanilla and milk.
In a stand mixer, combine the dry and wet mixtures. Add the raisins and stir. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
Cover the cake pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked.
Allow cooling before unmolding. Slice and serve.
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