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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Conference Cake

It's good with drizzle

It's good without drizzle

This coffee cake has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. My family always makes it on General Conference Sunday for brunch alongside quiche and fresh fruit. Always.
When I was little the word "coffee" was a little too taboo so we renamed it Conference Cake. Traditionally we never served it with drizzle but when I married Nick he thought it needed something sweet on top. He does have a bit of a sweet tooth. I think it's good both ways, give it a try!

Conference Cake

1/4 Cup vegetable Oil
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sifted flour (I usually use 1 cup white and 1/2 cup whole wheat)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a separate bowl combine all of the wet ingredients and then add to the dry, stir until combined. Pour the batter into a greased square baking pan, top with the cinnamon topping and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.

Cinnamon Topping

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients with a fork, it will be crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the cake batter before baking.

If you are feeling your sweet tooth, here is the recipe for drizzle:

1 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Beat ingredients together until there are no more lumps. The frosting should be thin enough to pour, but not too thin. Add more powdered sugar or milk as necessary.


ariel said...

i LOVE coffee cake. i'll have to try this!

Tiffany said...

So I grew up making coffee cake...but I will from this point on not only call it conference cake but use this recipe. It was delicious and better than any recipe I've tried before (I'm used to using Bisquick...yuck). I must have the same sweet tooth as Nick because I loved the drizzle. Thanks Em!

ariel said...

i wanted to make this at 8:00 last night {i'm pregnant... i'm allowed to do that} but i didn't have milk! so i made a yellow cake from a box and added the crumbly topping and it was delicious! can't wait to make the real thing :)