Coffee Cake

I have a secret. 
Are you ready? 
Here it is… 
I don’t like coffee. 
I can’t stand the taste of it and I never drink it. 
I wish I could be a coffee drinker.  I’m just not. 
I am and forever will be a hot chocolate girl. 
The worst part about all of this is that I am having to live a lie. 
My kids have been led to believe that I drink a cup of coffee each morning. 
Well to my credit, it is hot and brown and in a mug. 
It just happens to be hot chocolate instead of hot coffee. 
I know soon enough they will find me out
but for now it’s really nice not having to share. 
I feel better.
Now let’s have some cake!
Coffee Cake
1 cup Oil
1 cup Brown Sugar (plus 2 T. for topping)
½ cup Granulated Sugar
2-½ cups Flour (plus 2 T. for topping)
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon Half and Half
Combine the oil, sugars, flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for a streusel topping.
To the remaining mixture, add the buttermilk, egg, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix.
Pour batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
Add 2 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the reserved streusel mixture.
Use a fork to combine.
Crumble the streusel mixture on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and half and half.
While the cake is still warm, drizzle the glaze on top.
source:  adapted from little miss mel originally from Tasty Kitchen

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  1. 1
    Brenda Johnston says:

    I can't stand coffee either or anything with a hint of coffee in it! I have only met two other people like me–now I know three! : )

  2. 2
    Becky says:

    Mmm…I think I'm gonna have to try these at some point! Yummers! And yay for me, I love coffee, this would go perfectly with a steaming hot cup.

  3. 3
    Cindy M says:

    Your story made me laugh, hilarious. The coffee cake looks so delicious., please,please make it for the weekend! I'll have it with my mandatory 1st cup of coffee bright and early. I'm a forever coffee girl :)

  4. 4
    Charlie Bakes says:

    I love your pics! And my mouth is drooling. I love your blog and little secret.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Charlie, 13 year old food blogger

  5. 5
    Monica H says:

    You drink hot cocoa every morning? how fun!

    I happen to like coffee and cofee cake. I know coffee cake doesn't have coffee in it, but this still looks good!

  6. 6
    Penny says:

    I am not a coffee drinker either. I drink hot chocolate! I love the smell of coffee, but that’s as far as it goes. So glad I am not alone. I also LOVE coffee cake….goes great with hot chocolate!

  7. 7
    Suzanne says:

    Hi, could you please explain to me what “half and half” is, in your coffee cake recipe. Thanks Suzanne from Australia.

    • 8
      Allie says:

      Half and Half is half cream and half milk. It is not essential in this recipe so if you can’t find it just substitute with whole milk :)