Sunday mornings are reserved for big family breakfasts. Normally, my husband is in charge of making the spread, but since he has been working so hard I have been subbing in and letting him sleep.
Aren’t I sweet?! Yah, no I am not. I must admit that my taking over breakfast duty is purely selfish, because I absolutely hate making breakfast. You see, if I let my husband sleep in interrupted, he will sleep until 11 or 12. Since I wake up at 5 am everyday, 11am seems like an eternity to wait to start our day.
Since I would feel horrible actually going in and waking him up, I start breakfast. It is amazing how the aromas of something baking or frying bacon will lure him out of bed. I guess subconsciously he knows that if he doesn’t get up immediately when it is ready there is a good chance there will be nothing left when he does actually gets up. My kids seem to have bottomless pit stomachs in the morning.
This past Sunday I had a Honey Do list two pages long, so I started cooking early. I had been craving a buttery coffee cake for sometime and knew this would create the perfect smells to drag him out of bed. By 9am, he was up, fed, and ready to start crossing things off his list. If you ever meet my husband, please do not tell him my secret!
I like my coffee cakes thick with lots of crumb topping. I also love the buttery taste, which is why I use my favorite Plugrá European Style butter. It definitely adds creaminess to the cake.
This is the perfect cake for breakfast or dessert. Serve it with some fresh berries and a dollop of whip cream! Enjoy!
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