Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

For the Filling:
2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup  white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg

In a medium bowl mix together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla on medium-low speed until creamy. Set aside.

For the cake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Slowly pour in flour mixture alternating with sour cream until all is combined.
Spread half of the batter into the prepared cake pan . Spread the cream cheese filling evenly on top of the batter.  Top with the remaining cake batter and smooth with a spatula. 

For the crumble topping:
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed

Add sugar, flour and chilled butter in a small bowl.  Stir using a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the topping on the top layer of the cake batter.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
Serves 16 - 20

Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Best Waffle recipe: Wonderful Waffles

These waffles take some time because they have a cream filling and they are baked in the oven for 20 minutes.  But they are fantastic! If you are a waffle lover and love fruit and waffles this is a recipe for you.  You can actually make the pastry cream and the waffles a day ahead then assembly the morning you plan to serve them because they do bake in the oven.


2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 stick butter, melted
 Preheat waffle iron. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Beat eggs in a small bowl until fluffy. Make a well in the flour; pour milk, eggs, vanilla and butter into the well; mix just until smooth. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown Cook all the waffles. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cream.


3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
6 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
2 cups blueberries
4 cups strawberries
In a saucepan combine sugar, flour, salt and milk over medium heat. Cook stirring until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. In a small bowl beat egg yolks slighly and ad slowly to milk mixture. stirring constantly, cook until thickened.  Remove form heat and add vanilla and stir. Chill until ready to use. Can be made the night before.


Spray a jelly roll pan with non- stick cooking spray. place a layer of waffles along the bottom of the pan; using 1/2 of the cream spread a layer of the cream on the waffles. Layer on top of the cream 1/2 of the strawberries and blueberries. Top with another waffle, spread the rest of the cream on the waffles. Top with the remaining strawberries and blueberries. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with whipped cream if desired.  Serves 8.

Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast