::clears throat:: Excuse me, excuse me, I have an announcement to make. I am officially on a coffee type cake kick. I haven’t been writing that long but you may have already noticed that I get a little ‘obsessed’ with certain food items, or as I prefer to call it I ‘get on a kick’.
I’m that kind of person. When I find an item I love I eat it and make it endlessly. When my husband and I lived in North Dakota it was baked ziti. My ziti is awesome, but I made a giant pan of it once a week. As it was only my husband and I dining, a pan lasted about half the week. Big pan of ziti + 2 = ziti for lunch and dinner 4 X a week. I was perfectly content to eat nothing but ziti for many days straight. My husband on the other hand, not so much. He would strongly prefer something different for dinner every night of the week. I have a hard time getting him to eat something as leftovers even once! The ziti kick lasted about three months until Charlie begged for mercy. I reluctantly moved on and started to cook other things. It took about three years before my husband could actually enjoy ziti again.
Another example… eggs. I ate two scrambled eggs with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese added to them every single morning for a year. Yes literally for an entire year. (To the extreme horror of my husband.) And no I do not exaggerate. I admit even I got sick of eggs for quite a while after that.
So yeah, much to my husbands chagrin, I do get on kicks. (Though this whole food blogging thing is working out pretty well in his opinion as I am frequently making all kinds of different things… As long as I only make him taste test once.) Lately though he’s been pretty happy with me because I’ve been working on cinnamon swirl coffee cake.
Charlie is a BIG fan of cinnamon based deserts and it is one of the few things he will eat repeatedly and in large quantities. The first night I made the cake my husband took a big slice and had seconds. The next day he came home and had another slice… And so on and so forth each night until the cake was gone.
One way I know something really came out good is that my husband finishes it off in this manner. He never tells me anything I make is bad. But if he doesn’t really like it or its kinda so so for him he just forgets it’s there and never eats it.
So I made the cake with a few tweaks to take to church on Sunday (I do make recipes repeatedly to test and tweak.) My husband asked me what I had made on the way to church, and I told him, “oh that same cake from Tuesday”. After service he made a beeline for the coffee/snack table. Anyway I do ramble on but my point is: this cake is GOOD, make it today.
PS Expect more coffee cakes in the future!
Made with inspiration from: The Pioneer Woman, Pinch of Yum, and Sally’s Baking Addiction.