This German coffee cake recipe ("Kaffeekuchen") is a delicious way to learn how to make coffee cake. With nuts and cinnamon, it's fun to make with the kids. They just love to lick the bowl! Because of its ease, this is one of those easy dessert ideas that you'll return to time and time again.
Quick to make, this coffee cake easy recipe is a good one for beginners. How to make coffee cake can be confusing, but just follow the simple instructions, and you'll soon be baking cakes with ease.
I added 1/2 cup of raisins to the nut/sugar mixture. Of course, I used almond flavoring :-) Delicious served with whipped cream, but ice cream would be nice as well.
This method of mixing the butter, sugar and eggs first and then alternately adding the flour and liquid is a simple version of the German "rührteig" (translated as "stir dough").
Master this easy method, and you are well on your way to creating quick and easy cakes. You can easily alter this German coffee cake recipe by omitting the cinnamon and/or adding raisins.
HINT: for this cake, I wet my hands with water to help smooth the dough.
I added 1/2 cup of raisins to the nut/sugar mixture. Of course, I used almond flavoring, our favorite :-) It was delicious served with whipped cream. Ice cream would be nice as well, but plain is also good.
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