Monday, August 8, 2011

Fake "Silver Diner" Coffee Cake

For those of us living in the Washington, DC area, the Silver Diner is an institution.  If you are ever visiting, make sure to add it to your list along with the Smithsonians, Monuments, White House & the Spy Museum (OK, the list is longer than that!)

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They've got it all - delicious breakfasts, Blue Plate Specials & ice cream sundae's that will knock your socks off!  One thing that we find impossible to resist is their Coffee Cake.  It's indescribably good when it's served warm with a cup of fresh coffee!   

Well, I'm proud to say that I think I've come up with a Coffee Cake that is pretty darn close to the expertly made one you get at the Silver Diner!  Let's make one, shall we?

Ingredients (mix in this order):
1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Almond Extract (or Vanilla)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour

Crumble Topping:
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix cake ingredients and spread half of the batter into well greased loaf or bundt pan.    Sprinkle half of the Crumble Topping onto the batter, then add the remaining batter on top.  Top with remaining Crumble Topping.  I usually pat the topping down into the batter to make it even:

Bake for 35-45 minutes and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.  Brew your favorite Cup O' Joe and enjoy!

Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Fake Silver Diner Coffee Cake (Pantry $1.50) Yields 10 Servings

Total Fake-It Cost:  $1.50

Compare to Real Silver Diner Coffee Cake ($1.50/Slice)

Total Fake-It Savings:  $13.50

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  1. mmm! This looks delicious! I love coffee cake and I can't believe I've never made my own! Must try!

  2. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Yummy for my tummy.......I think I might just have to try that!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yummo. I'll be making this one- thanks

  5. That sounds so good! I bet the sour cream "makes it". Congratulations! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  6. I love the sound of the crumble topping. Will have to give this a go!

  7. i need this for my coffee in the morning!! no really!

  8. Looks wonderful & simple too!
    Thank you for taking the time to link it up to "Made it on Monday" :)

  9. Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up to Flaunt it Friday! :)

  10. Just made this with fresh homemade brown sugar & it is out of this world!! Thank you for this recipe :) from one DC'er to another ;)

  11. YUM! I love coffee cake! This sounds amazing . . . I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party every Saturday! We would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up some more amazing stuff! :)
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  12. It's baking in the oven right now and I have to say, it smells DELICIOUS. I licked the batter off the spatula, and I haven't been more excited over coffee cake in my life. :D


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