Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake





Since I started this blog, I've made a valiant attempt to make everything from scratch.  But don't be fooled, I'm no stranger to mixes and "semi-homemade" recipes.  I've had this William-Sonoma Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake mix in my cabinet for a while and finally decided to make it.  And I'm so glad I did!  It took a matter of minutes to mix everything up and throw it in the oven, and the result was buttery, gooey, sweet, and satisfying.  I could (and did) eat it for every meal.  Here's a similar recipe if you can't find the William-Sonoma mix.  Are you a "strictly homemade" cook/baker or do you sometimes take shortcuts in the kitchen?

24 comments:

jillian m. said...

i prefer to make things from scratch, though there's not always time for that. so, i'm definitely not opposed to taking shortcuts (especially after a long day)!

this looks really yummy! usually the coffee cakes from the store look so dry and cumbly, but this looks moist and delicious!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love to cook from scratch, but I'm also a big fan of shortcuts....especially ones that look that yummy!

Cara said...

love crumb cake!

Lindsay said...

Im eating some now as we speak...costco's creation though :)

Marisa said...

I'm a strictly make-anything-that-looks-delicious kind of person. And that most certainly does. I will be hitting up my William Sonoma this week :)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my yum i'm making this!

Kayla said...

I'm starving. Seriously. And this isn't helping.

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Kristyn Burtt said...

I usually bake from scratch except for my blueberry muffins. I start from a box and then modify the recipe. Shhh...don't tell anyone. :)
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Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

yum! sounds delicious. i go back and forth...usually depending on how much time i have :)

Marcie said...

What I would give for a piece of this right now! I do take shortcuts in the kitchen. With my schedule, it is too hard not to.

xo Marcie

PursuitOfLLT said...

oooh i love the cinnamon cake at starbucks!!

i like to try to make homemade stuff but i am NO stranger to cake mix, etc. sometimes it's nice to take a mix and jazz it up on your own :)

Lindsay With An "A" said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing the link to a similar recipe! Will make this one weekend coming up!

Gabriel said...

This coffee cake is really good! More Please!

Josie said...

This looks DELICIOUS! I'm all about the semi-homemade. I swear, box brownies are just really delicious... And Rhode's cinnamon rolls... So good.
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Daisy said...

oh wow, this looks awesome! I'm taking shortcuts all the time. After all, thats what good old William Sonoma and King Arthur homemade mixes are for!

Amber Blue Bird said...

Shortcuts all the way!

Jess said...

While I prefer to make things from scratch in an ideal world, the reality is that I'm really busy and mixes are the perfect remedy! Didn't know about this William-Sonoma mix, definitely going to give it a try. Thanks!

Nikki said...

This is one of my all time favorites! Yours looks incredibly delicious, Valerie! I wish I could have some right now for breakfast!


xx
Nikki

Annie said...

oh my gosh, I am SUCH a fan of coffee cake. This looks amazing! I definitely like taking shortcuts :)

Ashley said...

That looks incredible! I am going to have to go buy that mix!

Torrie said...

I'm always up for a short cut. Sooooo not above short cuts. :)

(Sandra-Lee style)

Marie said...

Shortcuts are great but I do enjoy baking from scratch when I have the time.:D

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{lovely little things} said...

Sounds delicious, I love coffee cake with a crumbly topping.

Kelly said...

Oh good heavens, I want this right now. I'm supposed to be going to the gym, and I'm looking at crumb cake. not off to a good start...