Easy Weekend Coffee Cake

IMG_1009As I prepared for JuNoWriMo, I did a lot of meal-planning for quick-and-easy meals. This is one of my family favorites for breakfast. Served with some fresh fruit, it can even be considered a somewhat healthy weekend breakfast treat.



  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg


  • 1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Softened Butter or Margarine
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Walnuts (If you use a food processor to chop the nuts, process them until they are a coarse powder but do not let them form a paste)

Extra butter/margarine and flour to coat the pan.

Powdered Sugar (optional)


  • Measuring Cup and Spoons
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Hand Mixer or Whisk
  • Knife and/or Food Processor
  • 10 Inch Bundt Pan
  • Add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into the large bowl and stir well to blend. Add butter/margarine, milk, and the egg. Mix or whisk until it forms a batter.

Butter the Bundt pan and lightly coat it with flour. Pour in the batter mixture.

In a small bowl combine the sugar, walnuts, butter/margarine, and cinnamon. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees until a knife inserted in cake comes out clean.

Optional–sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Makes 9-12 servings.


Praise for Heart & Mind:

“The author has managed to weave an intricate web about being true to yourself. One shouldn’t be guided or led by others. Above all, feel the magic in your own heart. As the fairy godmother believes sometimes it is best not to mess with destiny.” –Chief, USN Ret…VT Town—a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com

Praise for The World In Front of Me:

“Picked up this short story because I noted it was previously published in Penumbra, which was a pretty high quality publication. And this story lived up to my expectations for a professional quality piece.

The story’s main idea reminded me a lot of the Lakeside community in Neil Gaimon’s American Gods, but I won’t say anymore about that for fear of giving away spoilers. But fans of Gaimon should really enjoy this story. Fans of strong women who make tough choices should enjoy this as well”—KSluss—Review on Amazon.com

Praise for Going Home:

“This is an excellent short story that is full of surprises for the reader. Martial law is about to be imposed in the colony.

A secret room, trips on a train and a clandestine meeting are all part of this superb short story.

Most highly recommended”—Off Grid . . . And Loving It—a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com

Praise for Wonderland:

“The writing is beautiful, the characters are complex and thoroughly developed and the story is fascinating. All of it together creates a world you don’t want to leave when the book ends. I am so glad I discovered this author and I cannot wait for her next book”—Mary—Review on Amazon.com

Read excerpts from all of the books written by Chris Pavesic on Amazon.

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