Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake” For "National Coffee Day!"

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there is always a yummy recipe for you to try …. Enjoy! 

Come on in, would you like a cup of hot coffee?…How do you like your coffee, with cream, milk, or sugar? I know you must be so happy that I have coffee on…. Who doesn’t like a cup of hot coffee? It is so comforting and tastes so splendid.

Join me as we celebrate “National Coffee Day!” This day is a worldwide event observed annually on September 29th. People across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite, however, it is found being served throughout the day. Either hot, cold, black, or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups, or ice. 

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, similar to how it is prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and then to the Americas.

This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. Many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers. For overworked doctors, teachers, college kids, EMS, police, fireman, music artists, singers, chefs, bakers, authors, and yes, even bloggers, “National Coffee Day” should be every day. And we can’t turn down a free cup of coffee when it’s available. So check your newspapers, look at advertisements or even go to your local coffee shops and see what deals you can get, to celebrate National Coffee Day! Maybe a free cup of coffee………..

Here are some places to get that free cup of coffee…Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme on September 29--is giving you a free glazed doughnut and a free cup of coffee. Whole Foods Markets- nationwide have been celebrating National Coffee Day by giving customers a cup of coffee for just 25 cents! Even better, for every cup of coffee purchase you could help support a good cause. If you buy an Allegro Coffee for a quarter, Whole Foods will donate $1 to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Won’t it be marvelous to have a treat, like a piece of coffee cake to go with your coffee! There are many reasons to love coffee cake, but the fact that you can consume it for breakfast is tops on that list. Even if we have pancakes, French toast, and waffles to choose from in the morning, there's something really nice about having cake present at the breakfast table too. It just feels right. Coffee cake isn't only right for breakfast. It's invited any time there's coffee -- or even if there's just a coffee table present. For those of you who think coffee cake is not for you just because you don't want a cup of java, think again. Coffee cake is right for everyone -- even for the tea drinker like me. Please join me as I share with you my recipe this week for a delicious “Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake” Enjoy!

                                            “Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

If you like crumb topping as much as cake, this recipe's for you. A thick layer of cinnamon-spiced crumb topping sits on top of this coffee cake that starts with a cake mix.

Serves: Makes 24 servings

2 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground Cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into chunks
1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix 
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, sugars, and cinnamon in large bowl. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside. 

Beat cake mix, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or just until mixed.

Spread evenly in greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with topping mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides of pan. Cool on wire rack. Cut into squares to serve.


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  1. This cake looks so good! I love the look of that crumble topping and yes.. I could not think of anything better to have with a cup of hot delicious coffee. I am with you here, what would life be without coffee? I cannot wait for my daily fix in the morning.
    My favourite is a simple espresso, sometimes with a dash of hot milk.. better make another one now.. ciao!

    1. Hi Alida,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Don't tell anybody but I love the topping more than the cake itself. But you are correct, yes there is nothing better than a cup of coffee or tea with a nice crumb cake anytime. Espresso is nice but I never thought of putting some hot milk with it. We usually use cold milk. Have to try that next time..Hope that you have a wonderful day...and have another cup of coffee...
      Hugs x Dottie :) Ciao Bella!

  2. Dear Dottie, We are a coffee loving bunch here!!! Every day is "coffee day" at my house! xoxo Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine,
      Thanks for your comment... I had a feeling that you all loved coffee. You have done a few posts if I remember on coffee. Couldn't resist and you have to have a coffee crumb cake with the coffee. Enjoy Have a great weekend...
      Hugs x Dottie :)

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