Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coconut Orange coffee cake

My mom used to make this coffee cake for us kids as a special breakfast treat before school.

I have made it a few times lately and it is always met with rave reviews so I thought I would share the recipe. (Although Aidan won't eat it because I told him it was coffeecake, so he thinks I have literally put coffee in it and refuses to try it. I guess next time I make it I will have to make it with him so he can see there is absolutely no coffee in it!)

Orange Coconut Coffeecake

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 8 oz carton of orange yogurt

1/2 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Mix wet together, add dry, trying not to over mix.

Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan.

Arrange 1 8oz can of well drained mandarin oranges on top of cake.

Next, mix 1/2 cup of coconut with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and then place that mixture on top of the oranges.

Bake at 350 for 20-40 minutes, or until cake is done. If you use the toothpick check method it will be a little "wet" on the toothpick because of the oranges, so I usually jiggle the cake, and when it is solid in the middle you know it is done.

Also, sometimes it is hard to find orange yogurt, so then I just use vanilla. Just make sure you are using real yogurt that has no artificial sweeteners because they don't have predictable outcomes when baking.


downthegardenpath said...

mmmm it's always good! I've brought it in for work a few times. Maybe we could have when we come for Aidan's birthday?

Stephanie said...

A while ago when Aidan stayed at our house, I made coffee cake and he absolutely refused.. later I tried to trick him and called it another name...nope, the kid is just too smart! :) The recipe looks delicious!

dining room tables said...

I can make some for a party here at home. This is a nice cake. Something to offer to the elders.

Jill said...

My mom made this for her residents coffee time. It was a big hit and she thanks you!! She just can't figure out this commenting thing! LOL :)