Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cinnamon Flop

This is a fun coffee cake recipe... it's easy, doesn't require many ingredients, and it's done a little differently than your typical coffee cake. I remember making it for my husband many years ago as a breakfast treat. I recently made it for my kids, and they loved it, and were both asking when I would make it again. The cake batter is very basic, but the topping is the interesting part, and it gives you a buttery, gooey, delicious cake. It's comfort food, trust me! The recipe comes from one of my most-used cookbooks: From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens, by Phyllis Pellman Good and Rachel Thomas Pellman.

Here's what you need....
For the cake:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter (Reserve the rest of the stick of butter for topping.)
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • flour, brown sugar, cinnamon - no exact measurements needed
  • butter (Use the remainder of the stick from the butter used above. Cut the remaining 7 tbsp. up into small chunks.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9" cake or pie pans with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Combine sugar, flour, and baking powder.

Add the melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well-blended.

Divide the batter between two, greased 9" pie or cake pans. The pans won't be filled all the way - the batter will just cover the bottoms.

Sprinkle tops first with flour:

Next, sprinkle brown sugar over top of the flour:

Then, sprinkle cinnamon over top of the brown sugar:

Lastly, push the chunks of butter into the batter. This makes holes and gets gooey as it bakes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve warm with coffee! Enjoy!


  1. On the menu for tomorrow, thanks this sounds delicious. Diane

  2. This looks so very yummy. Love the name "Cinnamon Flop" Lol
    Still enjoying following you!

  3. When I first saw the title, I thought you might have had a recipe mishap. :-/ Tickled to know it was 'right'...looks soo delicious. And easy too. Thanks for sharing - enjoy a great week.

  4. Would love to have you come on over to Weekend Potluck and link up this great recipe...and others too. Have a wonderful weekend.


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