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Eating Out at Home - Coffee Shop Style

I believe that I've mentioned before that I love coffee. Before I embraced frugality, Starbucks was a very bad habit of mine. After realizing how insane it was for me to shell out that kind of cash on coffee, I decided to start making my own. I tried lots of recipes, and intended to try many more. But, I found some favorites pretty early on and have stuck with those. Here are my favorites as well as a one that I haven't gotten around to making yet. Enjoy!

German Style Eiskaffee This is hands down my favorite homemade iced coffee drink! Better than a coffee shop in my opinion.

Cinnamon Mocha Coffee Wonderful hot coffee!

Irish Coffee- I love this stuff! Just mix 1 1/2 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream into one cup of good quality (hot) coffee. Top with a good sized dollop of whipped cream. I like to use the whipped cream in a can, lots of it.

Kiddo Coffee- The kids love this and it's so simple! I mix about 1/4 cup coffee, a teaspoon of sugar, then fill the mug up with milk. It's great for the times they want to have a cup with mama.

Pumpkin Spice Latte II This has been in my favorites for ages and I still haven't gotten round to making it. It looks divine! The "real deal" is my favorite coffee drink ever!

Coffee Cake- I found this recipe in my grandma's recipe box.


Crumb Topping

1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar , packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecan, optional

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside.


Cake

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
Dash of salt


In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and eggs. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Slowly mixture into the sugar mixture. Add milk and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan, then top with topping mixture.


Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on how brown you like it, at 325. Cool and serve.

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

Starbucks is my definately my weakness! The cinnamon mocha sounds yummy!

tollesons4him said...

Good morning, I came upon your blog and the "Texas Housewife" caught my eye. I too am from Texas. I love your blog, I will make sure to come back often. I wish I loved coffee, I love the smell just can't handle the taste.
Have a wonderful weekend.
LeAnn

Heidi said...

Oh, I may just have to try this. My husband would thank you for it!