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How Much Coffee Do You Put In The Coffee Cake?

Updated: Jul 30, 2023


So how much coffee should you put into a coffee cake?If you know what television show that question came from, kudos to you for knowing your Disney shit. I mean it is a prominent question especially if you have never had to make coffee cake before. The answer is NONE! Because of that reason, this is a cake that is underestimated on so many levels. That flavor happens just because of balance and spices.


Because of the balance, I will put it out in the universe that for every one of my child's birthday, coffee cake given as a birthday treat. Now for me, I most likely will create a tradition like that for my children. A once a year treat because of their birthday.

My husband and I love iced coffee. This is a perfect recipe to have as a brunch item or late night coffee and dessert type of food.


Here are the ingredients you need to make this perfect coffee pastry:


• 2 cups of flour

• 3/4 cup of sugar

• 1 tablespoon of baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon of salt

• 1 egg

• 3/4 cup of sour cream

• 1/2 cup of half and half

• 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

• 1/2 cup of butter, cold


Streusel Topping for coffee cake

• 1/2 cup of flour

• 1/2 cup of sugar

• 3/4 cup of brown sugar

• 1 tablespoon cinnamon

• 1/4 cup of butter


Our Ratings


So plot twist… Shayne and I actually did not have any of the coffee cake. Not part of the original plan. We realized it was Shayne’s dad’s birthday, so we gave half to him and the other half to Chelsea. Part of the good thing of having people around. You spread love through baking. Also, less temptation for us…so that is a win win.


Chelsea’s Feedback: She did not give me an actual 1-10 rating, she said the muffins were good however dense. To be fair, that commentary is from the muffins too.

I do not think the density is because of the recipe. It may be of how I fold in the dry ingredients. I do a third to a half mixed in and then the rest. Maybe lower the dosage of adding in dried ingredients and fold in for longer?


Our Financials


For ingredients shopping, I did shop at Publix and Walmart for the ingredients. Publix ingredients were not originally planned per se. I had issues with my car and I was just too scared for my car to stall again. It would not start after I filled the car with gas. I try to do my shopping at Walmart always when I can. Though I must say, of course when shopping for the ingredients, I stuck with the Publix only brands. Why? Because those ingredients are cheaper.


Here is the breakdown of the ingredients’ cost

• Flour- $2.49 from Publix

• Sugar- $1.98 from Publix

• Baking Powder-$0.99 from Publix

• Salt- Already have the salt

• Eggs- $6.69 from Publix

• Sour Cream- $2.89- from Publix

• Half and Half- $1.48 from Walmart

• Vanilla- Already have the vanilla

• Butter- $2.98 from Walmart

• Brown Sugar- $2.17 from Walmart

• Cinnamon-already have the cinnamon


The total cost to make this birthday celebration coffee cake was $21.67. However, you know what I am going to say. YOU CAN REUSE INGREDIENTS. Most items are shelf staples anyways, you never know when you need have sugar, flour, eggs, salt, butter, or even vanilla.

Can definitely say I have used those ingredients while cooking up some proteins. Not only, do you reuse ingredients, you are saving the waist line from buying processed coffee cake from the store. Furthermore, if you are a technological savvy millennial (or generation before) like me…you use cash back applications on your phone. Proud to say I have 15 at any point and time.


As you have read, in previous posts, I do utilize four cash back applications on my phone. I utilize Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, Shopkick, and Coinout most frequently.


Of course, using my thrifty ways, I used my cash back applications to my fullest ability.


Ibotta actually came through for me. The ice cream I bought was 10 cents back on any brand. So granted I did not get money back on the baking ingredients. However, this shows that you can get money back even when with other items.


Fetch Rewards earned me 50 points at Publix. I am not complaining.


Shopkick got me 0 kicks at Publix. Why? because I am stupid and completely blanked out. For kicks in Shopkick, it is a crap shoot. Either your phone has super awesome bluetooth or you have to activate your kicks. Guess what kind of phone I have.


Coinout got me 15 cents. Usually, I get worse amounts shockingly. However any penny I get I will reap that reward. It is better than what I originally had before the shopping trip. Granted spent money, but at least I am getting somewhere.


Cash Back Applications to reap the rewards.


The Outcome


To answer the question, how much coffee do you put in the coffee cake? NONE. You should grab a cup of coffee and drink the mug along side of the coffee cake. Really get that diner feel going in your home.

What I may do as a next rendition....make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with my Ninja Creami to put on top. Now that, would be an amazing treat.



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