When someone comes over to visit I think that you should have something baked for them. It does not always happen that I am able to do this, but I do try. I love to cook and bake for people. It is my way of saying that I love them. I really, really love them when they show up and I have this little baby for them. My house smells cinnamony and chocolaty and heavenly. I have made this cake many, many times (sometimes it appears for Christmas morning breakfast) and it never disappoints. The egg whites threw me off the first time, I had never made a coffee cake with beaten egg whites before, but this cake is tender and light. The cinnamon sugar mixture sparkles and makes a nice crunchy top. Make yourself a steaming cup of coffee or tea and invite someone you love over to share this coffee cake with you.
We made this for Anne, Clay’s speech teacher. We love her very much and wanted to make her a nice treat. She is so wonderful with Clay and got him talking! We are so grateful for her.