Cooking with Jojo: Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Cooking with Jojo

I’m excited to introduce a new reoccurring blog segment: Cooking with Jojo!  Jojo grew up at Camp Canadensis, her father is the former director, and she’s loves camp with all her heart!  Since becoming the cooking director, she has made it one of the most popular programs at camp!  Everyone looks forward to cooking with her and her staff during their bunk activity periods (everyone has it built right into their schedule!) and the elective and iCan nights she runs are always very popular!

During the summer of 2014, Super Seniors Ali Beyda and Bria Donohue were brainstorming great ideas for camp, and they thought it would be amazing to have a cooking section on the website, so all year long kids could get new recipe ideas and spend time in the kitchen making them with their families, or with camp friends during reunions.  Thanks to their great idea, we hope to blog often with great inspiration from Jojo!  Here’s her words…

“I tried a new recipe to bring to Break-Fast. Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake.  I used a mixer and it is from William Sonoma Essentials of baking.

It was scrumptious. The layers of batter, streusel, batter, streusel made a beautiful presentation when it was sliced. I like to use a fluted bunt pan for the extra decoration.”

Ingredients: Servings:12     1 1/2cupsflour     2 teaspoonsbaking powder     1 egg, beaten     1/4cupvegetable oil     3/4cupsugar     1/2teaspoonsalt     1/2cupmilk Topping     1/4cuppacked brown sugar     1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoonmargarine, softened     1 tablespoonflour     1 teaspooncinnamon Directions: -Ask an adult for help and supervision. Preheat oven to 375. -Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. -Combine egg, milk, and oil. -Add flour mixture to egg mix, and mix well. - Combine topping ingredients and set aside. -Pour half of the batter into 9 inch greased pan, fluted pan. Sprinkle with half of the topping. -Pour the second half of the batter on top of the crumble layer, and then sprinkle with the remaining topping. -Bake for about 25 minutes.

Coffee Cake 2


(Recipe is from the “Quick Breads and Coffee Cakes” cookbook)