Repeat guests at Arlene Wengerd's home in Millersburg, Ohio phone ahead to request her cinnamony coffee cake for breakfast. You can prepare it in advance and refrigerate, or welcome company with its fresh-baked aroma.
Raisins add sweetness and nuts add crunch to this moist, cinnamony coffee cake shared by Dorothy Bateman. "If you don't like raisins, feel free to substitute chopped cranberries or finely chopped apple," she suggests from her Carver, Massachusetts kitchen.
This bread is a cross between a typical baking powder-leavened quick bread and a yeast bread. The result: a cinnamon coffee cake-tasting loaf that's wonderful served plain and incredible toasted.—Taste of Home Cooking School