Monday, October 26, 2009

Irish Cinnamon Coffee Cake


The WC Challenge Ingredient this time is Cinnamon! I love me some Cinnamon. Who doesn't? I wanted to use a recipe that really used a good amount of cinnamon. I found a recipe for a Cinnamon Marble Cake in a cookbook at one of my favorite shops, Tuesday Mornings. I didn't want to buy the cookbook so I took pictures of the recipe with my camera in my phone. Funny right? Well, I can hardly see the recipe!! Joke on me.

So I decided to Google for the recipe and was very unsuccessful at finding that particular recipe. What did come up in Google was a blog that contained the above mentioned recipe! I am grateful..because it is a good one.

JCasa ~ handmade has graciously shared this recipe from her mom on her blog. Here is how I made it...


1/2 stick of unsalted butter (I used a 1/2 cup of butter)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup non-fat greek yogurt (my mom uses sour cream)...(so did I)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 + 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt


Cream the wet ingredients then stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.(I sifted them because I misread the recipe!)

Combine 3 Tbsp. cinnamon with 1/2 cup sugar - set aside.

Pour half of the batter into your greased pan and sprinkle half the cinnamon/sugar mix over it. (I used a bundt pan for this recipe)

Pour on the remaining batter and knife the batter a bit in the pan as you would when making a marble cake. I left my cinnamon mixture in a clump and next time I will be sure to incorporate it in the batter a bit more)

Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar mix on top and bake for 45 minutes on 350


This coffee cake got hubby's seal of approval!!


  1. Yum, this looks moist and delicious!

  2. Hey Lady. I tried it and it came out well. Nothing close to yours but I didnt melt my butter before mixing in (forgive my novice action) and therefore I was working with somewhat of a lumpy batter & I also mixed in the cinnamon mix & created a swirl appeal, but the outside was somewhat crisp and carmalized. I will try it again though. Thanks again for the recipe.