Monday, April 13, 2015

coffee cupcakes

April 12th is Coffee Cake Day.  I know I am a day late, but any excuse to make cake (even late) is good enough for me!  Plus, to have cupcakes instead of cake?  Even better since I can control myself more with cupcakes (honestly--it's worse to say you ate two cupcakes than two pieces of cake; it sounds like more!}

coffee cupcakes
 {lovely glazed tops}

coffee cupcakes
 {loved the crumb topping!}

coffee cupcakes
from damn delicious

makes 12

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs

Crumb topping
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375. 
  2. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside.
  3. To make the crumb topping, combine sugars, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in melted butter. Add flour and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Spread out mixture on parchment paper to dry until ready to use. 
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 
  5. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, canola oil and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. 
  6. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, using your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter. 
  7. Place into oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  8. To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar as needed. 
  9. When the muffins are done, cool for 10 minutes and drizzle the glaze on each muffin. 
  10. Allow glaze to set before serving.
Surprisingly, coffee cake is not made with coffee.  Have you ever had coffee cake?  Do you like it?  These went like hot cakes at work!

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