Inspiration with a side of coffee cake please.

 Yesterday was national coffee cake day. I missed it. I thought about it, but I missed it. To celebrate a little late, I wanted to share how I changed up my favorite coffee cake recipe and some quotes that have really resonated with me over the past week. Heather from  La Feem was so sweet to tweet me a link to these. And they have really made me think and want to do a little mental spring cleaning. In with the good and out with the bad. With a side of coffee cake of course. Will you join me?
Bannana chocolate chip coffee cake
Adapted from this Ina recipe
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 bananna, mashed
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, bannana and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips or more :). Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake to a serving plate and dust lightly with cocoa powder.

This is just a sampling of the quotes, you can find the rest here.
  • Your thoughts cause your feelings
  • We don't need to complicate all the "reasons" behind our emotions. It's much simpler than that. Two categories .. good feelings, bad feelings.
  • Thoughts that bring about good feelings mean you are on the right track. Thoughts that bring about bad feelings means you are not on the right track.
  • Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming
  • You get exactly what you are FEELING
  • Happy feelings will attract more happy circumstances
  • Choose your thoughts carefully .. you are a masterpiece of your lifeSince it's friday, let's go think happy thougts of the weekend, make coffee cake, and enjoy a cocktail.
Thanks to Heather and Ina for the inspiration

Ps. and thanks to Torrie for your sweet post today. You can see it here


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Great quotes. Just what I needed today. Thank you.

Bestie said...

this may top my grandmother's recipe...will definitely try.

happy friday!

Torrie said...

Love the quotes. Such great reminders. Especially when I have a day of cleaning/organizing each of the kids bedrooms ahead :).

domestic dish said...

The quotes have really suck with me, I feel like anything I want to do I should just go for now! The coffee cake sounds amazing, and Torrie good luck!

La Feem said...

I love it! The coffee cake looks yummy, I'm such a foodie/baker, so excited to follow!! xo

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