How to Choose the Right Springform Pan

Choosing the right springform pan is all about what you bake and how you plan to bake it. In this article, we’ll outline out the advantages and disadvantages of different types and explain how what you bake affects the right choice for you. About the Springform Pan The advantage of springform pans is the removable ring. Instead of digging a slice of dessert from a pan, marring the pan, and crumbling the cake; you simply pop the ring off. You can then cut and serve your dessert right from the base. This is especially significant with cheesecakes and other fragile desserts …

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American Spaghetti Pie

If you can make spaghetti, you can make spaghetti pie.  It’s a really neat dish and one that the whole family will enjoy–a mixture of spaghetti and cheese and Italian sausage, similar to lasagna.  It’s firm enough that you can cut it into slices and serve it like a cake. Making Spaghetti Pie in a Springform Pan We made ours in a 9-inch springform pan, a Candy Apple Red Springform Pan but you can use a large, 3 1/2 to 4 quart, baking pan if your prefer. About Springform Pans Springform pans are essential for cheesecakes but we use springform …

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Cream Cheese and Fruit Coffeecake

If fruit in a coffeecake is good then fruit and cream cheese should be even better, right? We decided to find out. We took our coffeecake recipe with fruit pie filling and added a layer of cream cheese filling. The results were scrumptious. A little on the rich side, maybe even more of a dessert than a coffeecake—but you decide. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 packages (12 ounces) cream cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon …

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Banana Mexican Crumb Cake

We love our Mexican Crumb Cake Mix. It’s a coffee cake with swirls of brown sugar, cinnamon, a dash of cocoa, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. It’s wonderful just how it is, but we thought we’d try mixing things up by adding bananas. We were delighted with the result. Now it has all the goodness of the crumb cake, but with the comforting taste and texture of banana bread. It’s also a little more guilt-free as much of the oil was replaced with banana, making this a lower fat option. This recipe makes for a perfect family breakfast, …

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You-Pick-the-Jam Coconut Coffeecake

We made a marmalade coconut coffeecake with a heritage recipe and loved it.  We changed the recipe and used a different jam and that worked too.  You can use the jam of your choice. Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional) 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk For the topping 1/4 cup melted butter 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut 1 cup jam of your choice 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Directions Preheat the oven to …

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Orange Walnut Coffeecake

This is a very good coffeecake. The cream cheese makes it very moist and delicious. The topping is reminiscent of the caramel topping on a German Chocolate Cake and the melted topping glazes the sides. Scrumptious. Even with the topping, it is not quite as sweet as a dessert cake. This recipe is sized for a seven inch springform pan. Double this recipe for a ten-inch springform pan, a nine-inch square springform pan, or a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 4 ounces cream cheese zest from one orange 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg 1 cup …

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Coffeecake with Fruit Fillling

This coffeecake will get them smiling. Everyone loves a warm, tender coffeecake. This one is filled with fruit and made easy because you can use a canned fruit filling. In fact, choose your favorite pie filling—cherry, apple, apricot, peach or more. With the filling tucked inside the coffeecake, this reminded us of a streuselkuchen. It is very good. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 large egg, whisked 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 …

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How to Add Fruit Fillings to Your Favorite Crumb and Coffeecakes Recipes

A buckle is a cake that buckles and falls.  The topping, often a caramel topping, sinks into the batter creating ripples of caramel. You can make a buckle with our Caramel Swirl Crumb Cake Mix.  You can add blueberries or other fruits to make a blueberry buckle or another buckle using another fruit.  See this article for instructions for buckles using our cake mix. This article gives you directions for creating “near buckles” with fruit fillings using most crumb and coffeecake recipes.  We demonstrate how to modify a recipe by showing a recipe that we used and the modifications that …

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Orange Marmalade Coffeecake

Orange Marmalade Coffeecake from The Prepared Pantry

This is a wonderful heritage recipe, delicious and attractive.  We baked it in a nine-inch glass base springform pan which made it easy to display and slice.  We sliced and served right on the base.  If you use another pan, watch the cooking time.  Cooking times always vary with different pans. Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk For the topping 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup shredded coconut 3/4 cup orange marmalade 1 tablespoon granulated sugar …

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Raspberry Coffeecake with Raspberry White Chocolate Frosting

We debated whether to call this a coffeecake or a dessert.  It started out as a coffeecake but with the filling and the frosting, it’s sweet for coffeecake.  (The cake portion is not overly sweet.)  When we gave it to customers in our store, it was very well received. This has a raspberry filling between two layers of coffeecake.  It’s drizzled with a frosting made with white chocolate.  We made it in a springform pan but you could use a cake pan. While we used a raspberry pastry filling in this recipe, you may use whatever pasty or pie filling …

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Mexican Crumb Cake

Dennis Weaver A Mexican crumb cake or coffeecake is swirled with cinnamon and chocolate.  With the right cinnamon and chocolate combination and a good, fairly dense cake, it can be luscious. You can use your favorite coffeecake or crumb cake recipe as long as it is not too light and airy.  If the batter is too light, the sugar in the filling, as it heats, will turn to liquid and drop through the batter.  Most coffeecake recipes will be dense enough. We’ve been serving ours with Bavarian cream, a cinnamon syrup, and flavored whipped cream—usually cinnamon brown sugar whipped cream …

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About White Chocolate Frosting

For one of our favorite cheesecakes, we melt white chocolate wafers and drizzle it into our batter.  It makes the cheesecake smooth and rich. We wanted a white chocolate frosting to drizzle over a coffeecake and started to experiment.  We found that the ratio of chocolate to powdered sugar was critical.  When there was too much chocolate for the powdered sugar, it was not smooth but lumpy.  With twice as much sugar as chocolate, it was smooth.  We added a tablespoon or two of butter and thinned the frosting to drizzling consistency with water or milk. We wanted to flavor …

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Tips for Great Coffeecakes

Don’t over mix your batter. Mixing develops the gluten and creates a tougher texture instead of the tender texture that we all love. Consider using a springform pan. Snap the ring off and it’s easy to remove nice, neat slices. Your coffeecake presents nicely on a springform base. Coffeecakes are best warm. Time your baking to serve your coffeecake 20 minutes after it comes from the oven. Store leftover coffeecake at room temperature. Refrigeration actually speeds staling of the cake. Reheat leftovers in a warm (300 degrees) oven for fifteen minutes. Wrap the cake in aluminum foil before heating. Individual …

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Cheesecake Recipes

We love cheesecakes and we think it shows. Here you’ll find everything you could ask for in a cheesecake recipe cookbook and in a convenient electronic format. You’ll also find links to equipment, methods, and troubleshooting guides. Print this page as a resource guide or bookmark is as a favorite. This recipe guide is divided into five sections. Choose and click a link to find the recipes that you need. Online Form – Cheesecake Recipes Contents Section 1: Recipes, Resources and References Section 2: Traditional Cheesecake Recipes Section 3: No Bake Cheesecake Recipes Section 4: Cheesecake Crust Recipes Section 5: …

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Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is a wonderful way of telling someone that he or she is special. Certainly breakfast in bed is appropriate on Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or his or her birthday but it’s also a way to make any day special. Don’t forget birthdays and anniversaries. And complete surprises are always nice. Consider it often. Get the kids involved and make Mother’s Day or Father’s Day a family day—the kids will have as much fun as mom or dad. Breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be elaborate; it’s the thought that counts the most. But these tips will …

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