I must admit it’s been a rough start to the year. There have been a few incidents that have triggered the trauma from my past. You always think you have dealt with issues but a lot of them are still deep down in our subconscious mind. I never really had therapy for my childhood issues and my violent past. Keeping it bottled up is really not good for our sanity. It always comes back to bite us. I am making a real effort to go for some therapy and deal with my trauma head on. So I can put it all behind me and start afresh.
Today is a new day and I am focusing on my amazing family that loves me and my sanity.
Baking always lifts my moods so I decided to bake a Cinnamon Coffee Cake today. It’s my birthday on Friday so this is a little treat to myself. I so needed this baking therapy today. I already feel better. This is a cake meant to be had with Coffee thus the name. So please don’t expect any coffee as an actual ingredient. There is no coffee…haha!
I had another recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake which I always baked. But since moving to our new home I have lost the recipe so it was time to create a new one. This one is delicious and has a lovely texture as I’ve used sour cream in it.
There’s no need for much step by step instructions as it is a pretty straightforward recipe and very easy to bake. You can replace the pecan nuts with walnuts if you prefer. I don’t usually bake with a whole lot of sugar so this is a little more than usual.
Another great recipe to try is:
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- 125 gram butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tspn vanilla essence
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
- 1&1/2 cups cake wheat flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecan nuts
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- For the streusel mix the ground cinnamon, pecan nuts and sugar. Do not add the butter. Set aside
- Grease and line a loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
- Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined
- Mix in the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour
- Fold in the sour cream
- Add half the batter to a loaf pan and sprinkle half the streusel on top of the batter
- Top up with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining streusel
- Drizzle the melted butter on top and bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry