33

 

So, it happened over the weekend…I turned 33! In my mind I like to think that I’m still 30, but no such luck! However, a few people have told me that statistically 33 is supposed to be the best year of woman’s life. Well, cheers to that! I will admit, I had a little bit of the birthday blues throughout the day. I’m not sure why and I know it’s completely silly. I told my mom I was feeling a little blue so she suggested we look through some old recipes. I’d say my mom knows me pretty well because that was just the thing to put a big ole smile on my face. We found recipes from my nana and my great grandmothers. It was so much fun and I loved seeing their handwriting on old recipe cards.

I decided I would try out my nana’s coffee cake recipe. Believe it or not, I had never made this recipe before. I typically try and bake something other than cupcakes for mine and my brother’s birthday {his birthday is the day after mine}. For my birthday breakfast, I had my usual…donuts!  This coffee cake recipe is a family favorite. Whenever my nana would make this cake, I used to stand at her kitchen counter and cut a small piece to try… you know, to make sure it was good. Who was I kidding?!? It was ALWAYS delicious and I would actually end up grabbing a fork and eating about half the cake straight out of the pan. Good thing she always made more than one cake! So, grab a fork and get down to business. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my family and I do.

{birthday breakfast}

{birthday breakfast}

{birthday celebrations with my brother, Mike}

{My brother and I celebrating our birthdays}

I’m excited to see what 33 has in store. I still make a wish whenever I blow out my birthday candles. I hope you do, too!  As always, thank you for taking the time to read. Be kind to yourself. Until next time, keep it sweet! -Ange

 

 

 

 

 

In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Set aside.

In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Set aside.

 

 

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs.

Cream butter &  sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs.

 

 

{Beginning & ending with flour mixture}, add to butter mixture. Alternate with buttermilk. Beat well.

{Beginning & ending with flour mixture}, add to butter mixture. Mix well. Alternate with buttermilk. Continue to mix well.

 

 

Grease and flour cake pans. Pour half of batter into cake pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Grease & flour cake pans. Pour half of batter into cake pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

 

 

Pour in the remaining cake batter. Sprinkle tops of cake batter with cinnamon & brown sugar. Dot with small cubes of butter.

Pour remaining batter on top. Smooth so the batter is even. Sprinkle tops of cake batter with cinnamon & brown sugar. Dot with cubes of butter.

 

 

 

 

Recipe: {Cinnamon Coffee Cake}

*makes 2 – 9″ cakes

1 – 1/2 sticks unsalted butter; room temperature

2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

2 rounded teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups buttermilk

*cinnamon

*4 Tablespoons unsalted butter {for tops of cakes}

*brown sugar

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Set aside.

-Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add eggs.

-Beginning & ending with flour mixture, add to butter mixture. Mix well. Alternate with buttermilk. Continue to mix well.

-Grease & flour cake pans.

-Pour half of the batter into cake pans.

-Sprinkle with cinnamon.

-Pour remaining batter on top. Smooth so the batter is even.

-Sprinkle with cinnamon & brown sugar. Dot with cubes of butter. {I used 2 Tablespoons for each cake}

-Bake for 42 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

 

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