I love nothing better in the morning then a buttery slice of heaven (cinnamon coffee cake) with my first cup of coffee. I usually make sure I have everything ready to go in the morning so I can whip this up and pop it in the oven - the smells are just the perfect 'wake up' call for the rest of the family. This is quick and easy. Enjoy - Diane
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender to the size of small peas.
In a separate small bowl, beat the egg well, then stir in the milk and vanilla. Add the egg-milk mixture to the flour mixture all at once. Stir carefully until just blended.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Drizzle top with melted butter.
In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon topping onto batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Recipe by: Stephanie Photo by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home