Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake

If you follow my cookbook review blog, you know that I recently reviewed Shaina Olmanson's (author of Food for My Family) book  Desserts in Jars. Lo and behold, I then found out that this week our #SundaySupper group is actually having a #DessertsInJars Twitter Party at 8pm EST tonight! I fell in love with the book, as did ten of our members, who are giving us all the gift of their favourites from this cookbook over the course of the week. After the Twitter party be sure to check out their blogs for an extra present - the chance to win one of the 10 Desserts in Jars Cookbooks they are giving away!

Here's the breakdown of the goods this week:

  • Pam Clark from The Meltaways will be warming us up with the Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix with Cinnamon Marshmallows
  • Heather Gonzalez is the girlichef who can’t wait to share Orange White-Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cranberry Sauce
  • Jaime Rippy the blogger behind Mama Mommy Mom couldn’t resist the Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust
  • Renee Dobbs from Magnolia Days had so much fun preparing Monster Cookies Mix
  • Jen Martinez form Juanita’s Cocina is raving about the Basil Strawberry Lemonade Granita… oh yeah
  • Lane Richeson from Supper for a Steal loves the twist on an old favorite Strawberry Shortcake

Cinnamon - Walnut Coffee CakeLike I said, I fell in love with the whimsical goodies in DiJ, and have already shared one of them with you - and for a #SundaySupper no less! Since the Monster Cookie Mix in a Jar was so great, I picked out another mix to make while testing the book and jazzed it up the second time around (yes, it was that good). I had a bagful of California Walnuts and some homemade cinnamon chips, and thought this would be the perfect time to bust them out. A bit of sweet and nutty flavour from whole grain spelt flour added another welcome dimension and a delightful tenderness to the cake. I highly recommend picking up (or trying to win!) a copy - you'll find treats for holidays and "everydays" to try and enjoy!

Shared with Mom's Test Meal Mondays

Cinnamon - Walnut Coffee Cake
Makes 16 pieces, one 9" cake
1 cup flour
1 cup spelt flour
Cinnamon Chip Coffee Cake1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
4 oz salted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup low-fat (not fat free) sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9" square pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add half the dry ingredients, beating well, then add the milk and mix in.
  5. By hand, mix in the remaining dry ingredients, then fold in the walnuts and cinnamon chips.
  6. Spread in the pan (batter will be thick) and bake 30 minutes. Do not overbake!
  7. Cool in the pan before turning out and slicing.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 198.6
Total Fat: 10.7 g
Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
Sodium: 50.3 mg
Total Carbs: 24.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 3.2 g

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