yummy coffee cakeNow that I have a working oven, I'm really excited to bake! So I invited Jess over to cook with me, and she suggested coffee cake and tea. I proposed this coffee cake and we made it yesterday. Now we're all caught up...
We used all of the ingredients and amounts as listed except for the allspice. I have some whole allspice, but I didn't want to grind them in the coffee grinder so we used nutmeg instead. Also, for those of you who have a printer but are out of printer ribbon and keep forgetting to buy one when you go downtown, know that if you have Vegan with a Vengeance that the coffee cake recipe in there is the same as the one on the internet except that it suggests that you add 2 cups of blueberries. We decided it might be fun to add in some fruit so we added 5 "prune plums" from the small farmer's market a block from my house! Here are the pictures:
Jess, mixing the wet into the dry
me, mixing up the topping
Jess, putting the plums into the batter
putting the topping on, we used two 8x8 trays (Aaron took a ton of these, and when you watch them on the computer, it looks like a cute little movie)
We cooked it for 45 minutes, but then we didn't think it was done, so we cooked it for about 10 more minutes and then a bit more (now I'm forgetting). It's because we both thought the oven temperature might be off cause it doesn't seem to close all the way tight!
serving up a slice of cake for YOU
aa trying to capture the happiness I felt while eating the cake. I had never made a coffee cake before, and I was excited.
Jess and the cake!
I forgot to take pictures of the tea, but I made "ruby sipper" iced tea and served it in my fancy small cups from Pearl River Mart.
After Jess left, I went to Crafty Wonderland with Vanessa and Enoch, and then later we were starving and I served coffee cake!
Enoch and cake!
The cake was super yummy and moist (but not too moist) out of the oven. When eaten later in the day and kept in the fridge, it was a bit more chewy, but still very good! Wish I could hang out and eat coffee cake with all of you!