Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake ~ A Simple Recipe for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

is Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Happy Mother's Day

“In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be a holiday celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers. Families might also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.”

Adapted a recipe, Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake from Taste of Home.

Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

My kitchen notes are as follows:
I used a 9-inch round pan. Greased pan with shortening, then floured it.
I always roast nuts before using in a recipe.
I used butter instead of shortening in the batter.
Whole milk used instead of 2 percent milk.
Topping: To ¼ of the topping, I added butter to create a wetter crumbly topping.
Baked coffee cake for 45 minutes.

CINNAMON-WALNUT COFFEE CAKE

Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

Recipe by Taste of Home
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

PREP: 15 minutes
BAKE: Approximately 45-60 minutes
YIELD: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup butter, softened [equals half a stick or 4 tablespoons]
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

TOPPING:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut in cubes
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
CRUMBLY TOPPING:
3-4 Tablespoons melted butter [added to ¼ of topping]

DIRECTIONS:

1. PREHEAT OVEN to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
2. GREASE 9-inch round pan with shortening. Sprinkle flour in pan. Shake off excess flour. Set aside.
3. ROAST nuts in oven for 3-5 minutes. COOL on counter. GRIND nuts in grinder. Set aside.
4. TOPPING: COMBINE flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
5. CUT IN BUTTER until mixture resembles coarse crumbs using a pastry blender or fork.
6. ADD chopped nuts. Set aside.
7. BATTER: CREAM butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
8. ADD eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
9. ADD vanilla extract. Mix.
10. COMBINE the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
11. ADD HALF OF DRY ingredients to creamed butter/sugar mixture.
12. ADD half of the milk.
13. Mix until combined.
14. ADD REMAINING HALF OF DRY to batter.
15. ADD REMAINING milk.
16. Mix until combined. Do not overbeat.
17. POUR BATTER into a greased 9-inch round baking pan.
18. SPRINKLE ¾ of TOPPING evenly over batter. Pat topping gently into batter.
19. CRUMBLY WET TOPPING: To remaining ¼ topping, ADD melted butter. Mix until resembles a wet crumbly mixture.
20. SPRINKLE WET CRUMBLY MIXTURE over coffee cake topping.
21. BAKE at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
22. COOL on a wire rack.

The coffee cake may be frozen up to 6 months.

 

RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL
BY CARMEN ORTIZ

Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

DIRECTIONS:

PREHEAT OVEN to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

GREASE 9-inch round pan with shortening. Sprinkle flour in pan. Shake off excess flour. Set aside.

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CinnamonWalnut Coffee Cake (2)

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ROAST nuts in oven for 3-5 minutes. COOL on counter.

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GRIND nuts in grinder. Set aside.

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TOPPING: COMBINE flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

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CUT IN BUTTER until mixture resembles coarse crumbs using a pastry blender or fork.

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ADD chopped nuts. Set aside.

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BATTER: CREAM butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

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ADD eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

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ADD vanilla extract. Mix.

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COMBINE the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

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ADD HALF OF DRY ingredients to creamed butter/sugar mixture.

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ADD half of the milk.

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Mix until combined.

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ADD REMAINING HALF OF DRY to batter.

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ADD REMAINING milk.

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Mix until combined. Do not overbeat.

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POUR BATTER into a greased 9-inch round baking pan.

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SPRINKLE ¾ of TOPPING evenly over batter. Pat topping gently into batter.

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CRUMBLY WET TOPPING: To remaining ¼ topping, ADD melted butter.

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Mix until resembles a wet crumbly mixture.

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SPRINKLE WET CRUMBLY MIXTURE over coffee cake topping.

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BAKE at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

COOL on a wire rack.

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The coffee cake may be frozen up to 6 months.

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To all mothers…have a wonderful, loving, Mother’s Day!

~ Carmen
Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul
~ ~ ~
For savory dishes, visit my other blog, sometimes SAVORY.
~ ~ ~
Photography by Carmen Ortiz.
~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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Easter Donut Nests – simple as 1-2-3

HE IS RISEN

“UNCONDITIONALLY” By Jencarlos Canela
LIVE MUSIC VIDEO

Easter Lilies

Easter is a religious holiday. Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
It is Christianity’s most important holiday.

Jelly Bird Eggs

But, It also has a commercial side.

Easter is full of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks, Easter eggs, baskets and candy.
It’s become a part of this holy holiday.

For Easter dessert, you can create something really simple, which requires no baking.
Today, I’m putting together Easter Donut Nests.
It’s a great project for the kids to do.

You can, however, make your own donuts. But, for the sake of simplicity, donuts are purchased .

Easter Donut Nest

It’s as simple as 1-2-3

Step one – Dye the coconut flakes green.

Step two -Place a donut on a plate and cover the top of the donut with green coconut flakes.

Step three – Place three jelly bean eggs on top of the coconut covered donut. That’s it.

ingredients for easter donut nests

Enjoy your Easter Donut Nests!

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EASTER DONUT NESTS

Easter Donut Nests

By Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate glazed donuts
Coconut flakes
Green food coloring
Jelly bird eggs

DIRECTIONS:

Step one – Dye the coconut flakes green.

coloring coconut flakes green (1)

coloring coconut flakes green (2)

Step two – Place a donut on a plate and cover the top of the donut with green coconut flakes.

top donut with dyed coconut (1)

top donut with dyed coconut (2)

Step three – Place three jelly bean eggs on top of the coconut covered donut. That’s it.

add jelly bird eggs

Good Good Father
Chris Tomlin – featuring Pat Barrett
MUSIC VIDEO

Have a Blessed Easter!

~ Carmen

Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

~ ~ ~
For savory dishes, visit my other blog, sometimes SAVORY.
~ ~ ~

Photography by Carmen Ortiz.
~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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