Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Recipe: Let Me Tempt You With Lick Your Lips Coffee Cake!

This coffee cake is so easy to make.

You may be wondering how this coffee cake got this unusual name.  Just blame the name on my silly family.  They love this cake so much that every time they want me to make it my gang does this crazy thing.   They sit around the table, look at me, and start licking their lips.  Weird, I know but they're yours and this is what they do.  Though goofy as they are, this little ritual was effective and became a running joke with us--and there you have it--the truth about Lick Your Lips Coffee Cake.

This is not your typical coffee cake with a coarse crumb.  The texture is a finer one and buttery while moist.  You'll be surprised at how well my recipe keeps too.  Before you know it, your crew will be licking their lips, hoping you'll get the hint and make it for them too!

Lick Your Lips Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is so tender and moist.

1 egg
1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup sour milk or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (dissolve in your milk)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

My Easy Coffee Cake Topping

1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together and sprinkle on your batter once in your pan.

Cream the sugar and margarine thoroughly.  Add your egg.  Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together in your mixing bowl.  Add alternately with the buttermilk that you dissolved your baking soda in.  This will be a thicker dough. 

Mix well and place in a buttered 10-inch pie pan.   Sprinkle your Coffee Cake Topping over the batter.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 30-minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.