Recipe Sunday: Crumb Cake aka Coffee Cake

I love to make this recipe. I get begged to make it for others in fact. Today was one of those days. My hunney pants has not been feeling well and begged me to make him my “Famous Yummy Crumb Cake.” I laugh at the name he gave it because I said “Hunney, if it wasn’t yummy no one would want to eat it.” and without missing a beat, he said, “ya never know. Some people like yucky things.”

Oh hunney pants.

But I digress.

So this morning, as promised, I got up at 7 ish and threw on my little red country apron,

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whipped out the Bisquick recipe. But see, I don’t follow it exactly so I will post it and ad my adjustments so you can make yours yummy too (or so we hope)

Here is a link if you want to go to the page http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/bisquick-velvet-crumb-cake/040ff627-c75e-43aa-abce-56a5a00b919f 

 

Cake ( I double the recipe, but only use 1/2 c sugar)

1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix (HeartSmart box)
1/2
cup granulated sugar (Remeber to use only half if you double this recipe)
1/2
cup milk or water ( I mix half milk and half water)
2
tablespoons shortening (Butter not shortening)
1
teaspoon vanilla (I use Vanilla Paste from Allspice or Tahitian Vanilla. I have also used Madagascar as well)
1
egg (Organic Eggs)

Topping

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped nuts (no nuts. Yuck I hate nuts in things)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons milk (No milk in mine)
Add a touch of nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon to the topping

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup milk, shortening, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • ( I sprinkle half the topping mixture on now and let it bake in)
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool slightly.
  • In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, nuts, butter and 2 tablespoons milk. Spread topping over cake. Set oven control to broil. Broil about 3 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

Add a handful of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to the topping for a decadent finish.

For the cake, you can use 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, instead of the shortening.

If you’re chopping nuts in a food processor, use quick pulses to avoid an oily mess. Go ahead and chop more nuts than you need. Wrap and freeze the extra nuts to use later.

You can also bake this most-requested cake in a 9-inch square pan for 25 to 30 minutes.

I also like to make cupcakes out of these for small handles to hold and eat.

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Enjoy your cake with tea, coffee, milk or whatever you choose.

I have many friends who don’t drink coffee so I quit calling it Coffee Cake and started calling it Crumb Cake now. Either way, It is yummy and easy to make.

Happy Sunday!

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Recipe Sunday : 4th of July Independence Whip it Good Cake

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I love to make all sorts of Holiday things and this cake is no exception. Super fun and a great and EAsy way to show your 4th of July Spirit.

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch cake
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package White cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced

Directions

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely.
  2. ** YOUR CHOICE** For added fun poke holes in cake after it cools and make up a liquid Jello Mixture Red or Blue and let set to room temp. Then pour over cake
  3. Otherwise just Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.
  4. Boy some sparklers and insert into cake right before serving, Light and have a Sparkling Cake for your guests!

If you want some inspirational Trisha Trixie Items to wear, here are some items that might inspire you….

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Stay tuned for more 4th of July, Independence discussion and items this week!!

Until next time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie

Saturday Morning Special: Weekends

What is your Saturday like?

Is it relaxing, putting your foot up on the ottoman, drinking a beer, watching TV, doing nothing?

Is it running errands you didn’t get to do all week?

Is that the day that everything in the house can finally get done?

For me I try not to make it a cleaning day but sometimes that happens. It is the only day me and my man get to enjoy a full day as a “Weekend Day” as he calls it. Friday starts the weekend, but because he has to work, Friday doesn’t count. Sunday only goes so far and you have to behave in the night time because the next day is a “School Day ” or “Work Day” mentality he says. So Saturday is the only REALLY Weekend Day unless it is a Holiday and he gets an extra day off.

I know many of you are planning this weekend to bake and cook and color eggs.

Some are getting ready to show their favorite Easter Dress or New Easter Dress at church this Sunday.

Some are not celebrating this holiday for one reason or another and it is just a normal weekend like any other.

If you are looking for a nice Vintage Recipe that Takes the Cake (Pun full and well intended) Here is a nice Vintage Recipe I found. I would not in any way be able to enjoy this as I am HIGHLY Allergic to Coconut. But it definitely looks like fun.

Vintage Easter Glory Cake

Maybe you want to go all out…If we had a bigger house and a dining room I would invite a houseful of people over and make a big spread like this…

retro Easter feast

I would wear my Easter Apron and cook all the fixins and goodies and even color eggs.

I don’t have an “Easter Apron” completed yet but here is the start of what I am working on  for my Easter Apron….

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I am going to add the finishing touches on it tomorrow, so I have it to wear on Easter!

I will share the pictures as soon as I get it done.

I think all of these  that I have made would be great Easter Aprons. I think it depends on the style of aprons you like and the desirability for cute, casual, or comfort. They are all comfortable to me, but I know some people feel better in jeans…

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So the Jean Apron might be more of their style…

The Bandana Apron-Front

The Bandana Apron-Front

For some a quick easy little Bandana Apron like this one might be more their style. When I look at this bandana Apron I made I see a very Organic kinda girl. Someone Kitchy  and Quirky. This gal is making an Organic Easter meal.

The Turqoise Dotty-Front

The Turqoise Dotty-Front

The Turquoise Dotty-Back

The Turquoise Dotty-Back

Or perhaps the Turquoise Dotty is more your style. Cute quaint, I could see this gal in heels and pearls.

This Half Apron, lose knot tie in the back

(I either need to add more to it or just tie it in a knot. I didn’t add enough cloth for the tie)

Whatever your style, there is an apron for everyone…

Ok almost everyone…because…

My man says I need a MANS Apron because sometimes Men do the grillin for weekends and holidays and such. But the Man’s Apron needs to be sturdy and rugged, Have an apron string that has an opener on it for his beer , a towel hook for him to have his towel nearby and big apron pocket for anything else he needs. I teased  saying…

“And a cell phone or walkie holder for him to have his phone nearby so the woman can keep bugging him about all teh things on her Honey Do list, right?”

We both laughed and agreed.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how my Easter Apron turned out and I might be able to toss in an another Recipe or two…

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     Until Next Time,

     Xoxo~Trisha Trixie