I wish I could claim ownership of this ingenious idea, but – alas – the credit goes to Jaime of Prudent Baby. Her Cup of Coffee Cake caught my attention a few months back, and I finally got around to making my own version.
I used my usual substitutions (applesauce for butter, whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose, etc.) and was very pleased with the resulting coffee[cup]cake.
Here’s what you do (scroll down for full recipe):
1. Grab an oven-safe coffee cup and stir together some applesauce and a bit of unrefined sugar in the bottom.
2. Whisk in an egg white, some yogurt, vanilla extract, whole wheat pasty flour, and baking powder.
3. Top coffee cake batter with a crumbly mixture of whole wheat pastry flour, canola oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
4. Bake until puffed and cooked through.
5. Dig in!
Soft vanilla cake topped with a cinnamony crumble portioned out into a single serving… so you can have coffee cake whenever you want!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast bread
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 Tbsp unrefined cane sugar (or 1 Tbsp for a sweeter cake)
- 1 egg white
- 2 Tbsp plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp canola oil
- 1 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an oven-safe 6 oz coffee cup.
In the bottom of the cup, stir together the applesauce and sugar until well-combined. Using a fork, whisk in the egg white. Whisk in the yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour and baking powder just until combined. Don’t overmix.
In a small bowl or ramekin, stir together the oil, 1 Tbsp flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cup.
Place filled cup in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
Carefully remove coffee[cup]cake from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before devouring.