Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wakey-Wakey, Time for Cake-y!

Alternately Titled: Cake is the Only Thing That Gets Me Out of Bed in the Morning

I'll admit it: I like to start my day with carbs. A big, preferably warm, pile of carbs.

When I was a youngster, I discovered that pretty much nothing is as delicious in the morning as a slice of plain yellow cake.

These days, my tastes have evolved. Very slightly.

I found this Crumb Cake recipe back in high school an in oooold cookbook. Unfortunately I have zero clue which cookbook... so recipe-stealing FTW!

Super-Simple Crumb Cake
Topping Ingredients: (You can double this as I halved the original recipe)
1 Cup Flour
1/4 C Sugar
1/4 C Brown Sugar
.75 tsp Cinnamon
1 stick Butter or Margarine, Softened

Cake Ingredients: (Makes 2 8-inch cakes)
2 1/4 C Flour
2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 C Sugar
1 stick Butter or Margarine, Softened
3 Eggs
3/4 C Milk
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small bowl, combine the crumb topping ingredients. Cut in the butter. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla while continuing to beat the mixture. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the batter into 2 cake rounds which have been greased and floured.

Drop the crumb topping onto the top of the cakes and gently press down the mixture to "stick" it to the cake.

Bake for 40-ish minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.

Enjoy.
What's your favorite breakfast food??

20 Classy Comments:

Lauren said...

This looks sooo yummy, I'm going to have to try it soon!

ReRe said...

this will be a delicious end to my sunday dinner of pot roast!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

well that looks and sounds DELICIOUS!! I am a big fan of Omelets for breakfast (avacado, cheese, mmmm)!

besswess said...

I'm all for pumpkin pie in the morning. I love it! Not too heavy, but there is the slightest amount of protein to make me feel only half bad about eating it. :)

Sara said...

Mmmmmmm...cake!! I girl after my own heart. That cake looks freaking delicious too! Now I'm drooling all over my keyboard.

Lacey Bean said...

This sounds delightful... and I need to make it SOON!

Michelle said...

You had me at cake.

Now I must make this crumb cake you blogged about.

I, too, love me some carbs. It's my favorite food group. ;)

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Here's the deal, you move to the beach - you can live with me. I just need you to make this for me on a regular basis. :)

And yes, I'm a carb-lover too!! I'm currently obsessed with this raspberry pound cake stuff at Starbucks - try it - delish!!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

OMG. My mouth is watering and I am going downstairs for a snack...this looks delish.

Lucky in Love said...

Dude, this sounds awesome! Isn't cake great in the mornings? Well, really, isn't cake great at any time of the day? :)

Sassy In The South said...

That looks so delicious, and I think it would be the perfect way to start each morning! Oh wait, if I ate this every morning, I would end up with the biggest booty you've ever seen...not kidding!

Trina said...

Yummo! That looks dangerous ;)

Beatriz said...

Yum!! This looks incredible! I tend to be a waffle kind of girl myself ;)

Lovely blog! New follower.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Beatriz.
thatgirlinpearls.com

Lisa said...

I have such a craving for cake now! I'm also a carb queen, so I start and end my day with a huge chunk of carbs. I usually have cereal for breakfast, but I am guilty of eating cake, cookies, or something similar if we have any in the house! How can you resist?

Jen said...

Hey, I just came across your blog and it is awesome! It is inspiring and the fashion is great!

For breakfast, I love a warm blueberry muffin to start off my day. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Andhari said...

If I could eat anything for the whole day, it would be cake. Pounds and pounds of cake. Yumm.

Kristin said...

Ohhhhh, that is just asking to be paird with mimosas!

Gwen said...

Um...delicious!!! I would totally get up early to enjoy a piece of cake. However it would go straight to my ass. :) XOXO

In this wonderful life... said...

you are making my mouth water! I MUST TRY THIS!

Suzy Q said...

Must try this over the weekend. Made one last week that SERIOUSLY was only 1/2 inch high! (Tasted delicious, but hello, it was not crumb PANcake I was after!)

Thanks for a great alternative.

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