Friday, November 21, 2008

Coffee Kuchen

As I was making dinner yesterday, I had a sudden craving for coffee kuchen, a lightly sweet, coffee flavored cake with a crumbly topping. Mmmm. It's so yummy that I had to make it and want to share the recipe with you today!

Coffee Kuchen

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 teaspoons instant coffee

Cut into the flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening

Set aside 3/4 cup of the crumbly flour/butter mixture for topping.

Combine is a separate bowl and then add to flour mixture:
1/2 cup milk
1 1/16 teaspoon baking soda (I'm really not sure why it is 1 1/16, but that's what the recipes says!)
1 egg, slightly beaten.

Stir just until ingredients are combined.

Spread into a lightly greased 9x9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle reserved flour/butter mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (it usually seems to take a bit longer than 30 minutes, so just keep an eye on it).

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