|A chilly Saturday afternoon couldn't possibly get better than this! :)|
A chilly Saturday came to us today. My in-laws were over since last night (so they could watch the girls for us last night while we went to see this new life via an ultrasound). :) They stayed the night so that DH and his dad could work on basement renovations (bathroom's almost done!! Yay!!). My mother-in-law said she was craving something cinnamon (and my autumn scented Scentsy bars that I was burning/melting? wasn't helping). :) We were thinking about what I could make for a bread today that would be easy and would satisfy cinnamon cravings (because, of course, when she mentioned that craving, I immediately also started craving cinnamon)! I opened my Company's Coming Breads cookbook and looked at the index and lo and behold, there was Cinnamon Coffee Cake!! DH said, "that's not bread, that's cake!" To which I replied, "if it's in a Breads cookbook, it counts as bread!" We were all satisfied with that logic. So, after breakfast (of left-over Overnight Breakfast Buns) I got to work on baking! Again, the credit for the recipe goes to Jean Pare and her Company's Coming Breads cookbook, page 47.
I did make a bit of changes. I had taken some apples out of the freezer as I intended to make apple crisp to go with dinner last night. That didn't happen. So, I added apples to the layers as well like so: apples, filling, batter, apples, filling batter, filling. This resulted in a delicious flavour and gave a little bit of necessary added moisture! Also, I didn't find it very cinnamon-y so next time I think I'd double the amount of filling and possibly even add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour mixture.
Everyone loved the cake for dessert after lunch!! :) Pictures? Sure!
|Even though I let the girls lick beaters, they still sneaked the bowl from the counter to continue licking more! :) ... At least they took a cloth with them! :)|
|Little Emilie, barely able to reach the bottom of the bowl but she managed! :)|
|I LOVE this shot - she adapted by taking the bowl to the floor but I think it's adorable how innocent she looks! :)|
|The cake has finished baking and has been flipped out onto a plate for serving! :) You cannot imagine how delicious our house smells at this moment! :)|
|So pretty! :)|
|Look at that sweet face! :) She sure loved her cake too! :)|
|Yeah, I think we took a good chunk out of it! :) Look at those lovely layers! :)|