Monday, June 10, 2013

Challenge: Coffee Cake

For whatever reason I woke up the other day wanting coffee cake.  I'm not even really sure what the coffee cake I had in mind tastes like anymore.  But I do remember my mom having a recipe for coffee cake, and at least a couple of times when I was a kid she made it for breakfast.  I knew it had a crumbly top and a cakey bottom, but beyond that I had no idea what this would look like.  Luckily, Google knows everything if you just know how to ask.  Or so I thought.

Turns out Google might know too much sometimes, while still no knowing the exact thing I'm looking for.  The recipe my mom used might be out there somewhere, or it might be something that was tweaked and handed down.  If I asked my mom she could probably tell me, but calling your mom who is 4 time zones away while she is at work and can't answer the phone and wanting coffee cake NOW is not conducive to getting said coffee cake.  In addition to wanting coffee cake, I am also on pantry restriction.  I can't buy anything new for the pantry because I'm in the middle of packing up my entire apartment.  So I had to find a recipe that would work with what I had on hand.

Of course I found nothing, and my want was growing stronger so I was either going to have to give up the search or make up my own thing.  I went with the latter.  I figured I had nothing to lose, so if it was gross we could just throw it out.  Not like you can donate open used boxes of things anyway.

What I ended up with turned out pretty good.  Not sure how soon I'll make it again, as the cake was Bisquick based and that is not something typically found in my kitchen.

Of course now we've actually moved, and before I finished this entry. The basics of the cake were a simple cake like concoction made from Bisquick mix. The topping was a simple Apple Crisp crumble topping. In the event that I find my handwritten note about this recipe or make something like it again I'll update this post again.

Until then, just enjoy the picture of cake.