Hey!!!! Hope you all had a great weekend! I did! Yesterday, my sister and I made mom a single serving cupcake for Mother’s Day!!!! Since we made it at breakfast time, we went with a plain cupcake, with brown sugar and cinnamon sprinkled both in the middle and on top! Like monkey bread, but in cake-y form. Mom liked it so much, and it smelled so good, that I had to make a normal-sized cake with the same flavors! Here’s the recipe I used:
Monkey Cake (original recipe found here)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping. In small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients. Blend with fork until crumbly. Set aside.
Sift 1 1/2 cups sifted flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together beaten egg and 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square or 9-inch layer-cake pan. I poured in half of the batter, sprinkled it with some brown sugar and cinnamon (maybe 2-3 T each?), poured in the other half and sprinkled the topping crumb mixture evenly over the cake. Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Partially cool in pan on wire rack. Cut coffee cake into squares while still warm.
This was so, so yummy!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to “healthify” it, so that we can enjoy it more often!!!
I absolutely loved having the opportunity to go to the gym last week and therefore I just had to take some sweaty post-workout pics in the bathroom! hahaha
If you didn’t already think that I was weird, I bet you do now. 😀
So, I cannot believe that I’ve only got this week and one more left of school!!!! I’ll officially be done with my sophomore year!!! whoo!
However, in order to finish my class, I actually have to study some, so I had better get goin’!
How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?