5 Easy And Delicious Coffee Cakes

Baking a cake can be a long and difficult process, but it doesn't have to be! This simple technique for mixing cake batter in a resealable plastic bag is so simple and convenient that you'll never go back to your standard mixing bowl and whisk again. Not only does this method keep your dishes clean for a quicker cleanup, it also adds some extra moisture to the cake batter! This easy technique is perfect for making coffee cakes, and we've come up with 5 delicious flavor combinations for you to try out. It looks like the cake's finally out of the bag!

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Easy Coffee Cake Base

You'll Need (for 1):

  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil & butter for assembly
  • 1 gallon zipper storage bag

Here's How:

1. For the coffee cake batter, place all of the ingredients in the large zipper storage bag. Push as much air out of the bag as you can, then seal it. Knead the ingredients inside the sealed bag for 5 minutes until combined, then flatten out the batter and let it rise for 45 minutes.

2. Grease a 10 x 6-inch baking dish with butter. Take the batter out of the bag and use your hands to spread it around evenly inside the baking dish. Cover the baking dish and let the batter rise for 10 more minutes in a warm place, then preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a few of your fingers with vegetable oil and press them into the surface of the cake to make a series of indentations. Fill in the indentations with one of the topping combinations.

1. Banana, Chocolate & Hazelnut Coffee Cake 

You'll Need:

  • 3 Kinder chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 banana, sliced 
  • ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts

2. Caramel Apple Coffee Cake 

You'll Need:

  • 8 soft caramels
  • ½ apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

3. Buttery Almond Coffee Cake

You'll Need:

  • ½ stick butter, cubed
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds

4. Pistachio Cherry Coffee Cake 

You'll Need:

  • ½ cup canned pitted cherries
  • 3 tbsp marzipan or almond paste
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios

5. Marshmallow PB&J Coffee Cake

You'll Need:

  • ⅔ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts

Once you've topped your coffee cake off with your favorite set of toppings, transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake the coffee cake at 375°F for 20–25 minutes, until golden brown. Once it's done baking, take it out of the oven and dig in! This easy cake tastes great any time of day.

Get the recipe for the Yellow Cake With Mixed Berries featured in the bonus video.


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