Not So Ordinary Coffee Cake
By Lucy Arlington(This is a continuation of my posts that sample recipes from The Cozy Chicks Kitchen cookbook.)
When I was a child, my aunt used to bake a coffee cake that was so delicious, my family would devour it as soon as we were allowed to cut into it. Sweet buttery cake, with cinnamon and walnuts interspersed throughout. Oh, my mouth waters to think about it.
Many years later, when I grew up and had my own home and family, my baking skills evolved. I tried many new recipes, made my own special cakes, and for a long time the idea of a coffee cake seemed just too ordinary for me. I never asked my aunt for her recipe.
She died last year at the age of 96 after a long and full life. Lately, I’ve been thinking about her coffee cake, remembering how scrumptious it was and how good a piece would taste mid-morning with a cup of coffee.
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