Old fashioned coffee cake with homemade brown sugar topping
1/2 cup sugar
4 T. Margarine
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plain yogurt
6 T. Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Molasses
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans OR walnuts
4 Tablespoons Melted margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 T. coffee (or milk)
For the cake, combine sugar, butter, yogurt, milk and egg , beat well. Add flour & baking powder, mix well, spoon into a well greased 13 X 9 pan.
For topping, place sugar and molasses in a bowl and using a fork or electric beaters mix until all molasses is incorporated and sugar is evenly colored.
Add remaining ingredients in order given and mix well.
Evenly sprinkle over top of the cake and bake at 365* for 20-25 minutes, until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
For icing mix powdered sugar, and vanilla, and just enough coffee to make a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cake and serve immediately.
Making your own brown sugar only takes a minute and the flavor is so much richer you won’t mind the extra few minutes it took to make it. If your prefer a milder taste you can use Sorghum instead of the molasses for a ‘light’ brown sugar flavor!