Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

This morning I was craving something yummy to have with my coffee. Oh I confess, I crave something yummy every morning! I haven't gone to the grocery store since having company last weekend, so didn't have anything "store bought". I started rumaging through my recipes and came across one that I haven't made in years...and I had all the necessary ingredients. :)

My camera batteries died so I can share a picture with you (it would be a little embarassing anyway to show you how much I've eaten already). But I can share the receipe. It's quite old because it's one I clipped out of a newspaper when my girls were little. This was before we were so bombarded about cholesterol and the like.

Try making this and your family will love it!

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

1/2 C butter
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 1/4 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C milk
1/3 C flour
1/3 C brown suger (I used WAY more than this)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 T butter
chopped pecans - optional

Cream together butter, sugar and cream cheese. Beat well until light and smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with mil to first mixture. Mix well.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan or bundt pan. Combine last four ingredients and mix with pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse corn meal. Sprinkle over cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool on rack for ten minutes.

I'll be giving half my coffee cake to Laura later today. Otherwise, I will eat the entire thing in 48 hours! Have a good day everybody!