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Coffee Cake

by Emma on May 9, 2011

in Breakfast,Dessert

I made coffee cake yesterday for two reasons:

1. It was mother’s day and I thought a cake was called for. I landed on coffee cake because I was serving it in the morning (and frosting before noon just seems a little much sometimes. Not that I’ve never eaten frosting before noon, don’t get me wrong).

2. I had coffee on the brain as this week I am having a little coffee fast in preparation for my sister‘s wedding this Sunday. You see, I’m doing the whole teeth whitening thing and the whitening strips box told me to avoid black coffee and red wine while using the product as my teeth will be more sensitive to stains.

After reading this I cried a little.

Ok, not really. But I drink coffee every day so I was a  little bummed.

But then I also figured I could just drink iced coffee through a straw.

Like Madonna.

And then I could have coffee AND not stain my teeth.

Can you tell I’ve given this WAAAAAAY more thought than the whole thing deserves? I’m a weirdo.


The Best Coffee Cake. Ever. That’s what this cake is called, literally, recipe found here. I didn’t make any changes to the original recipe and it came out amazing so I don’t suggest it.

Unless you just want to.

It’s your life to live. Do what you’ve got to do. ;)

xo. Emma


Jacci May 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

looks like the perfect book club cake to me :)

pitter-patter May 9, 2011 at 11:44 am

that looks delectable.
I have one question: what is Scant sugar? is is something special?

La May 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

coffee in a cake just sounds completely perfect!
Definitely on my list of things to make.

emma May 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

pitter-patter: it simply means that when measuring out the sugar (regular white, granulated sugar) you use just slightly less than what’s called for. it’s the opposite of using a “heaping cup” which would mean using slightly more than 1 cup.

Bekka May 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Looks fantastic!
“After reading this I cried a little.”
^ That was my reaction when they told me I couldn’t have chocolate while breastfeeding. :)

Leanne May 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Good Luck with the teeth whitening, From doing mine a while back I remember it was not a pleasant experience.
I recently found this website
I thought you might like it, They are a wonderful couple. (We did their wedding at the restaurant I work at)
They are trying not to cook the same meal twice for a whole year.

emma May 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Bekka- You can’t have chocolate while breastfeeding?! I’d never heard that one before.

Amber May 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

This cake looks amazing and I’ve been looking for a good recipe that calls for pecans. The only ones I could find were breads (which don’t get me wrong I love a good bread recipe) but I’m not big on nuts in my bread. Hope mine turns out as good as yours looks!


teddi May 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

i like all ur sassy cool comments & sense of humor emma!

marla June 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

i made it. and changed it. eep! but i had good reasons!