Easter & Sweet Stuff Sunday.....

I woke up this Easter morning with a text from my mom and this picture of Rose and I. Mom came over yesterday morning and snapped this sweet pic and I just love it! I hardly ever get pics of me with Rose (or any of the animals for that matter), so when I do, I'm super happy!
 I decided to cook a big Easter breakfast for us. Cheddar eggs, roasted brussel sprouts, fakin' bacon, grits, and coffee. Christian and Eddie approved ;)

 .....and now, today's sweet is a coffee crumb cake with a sea salt caramel drizzle.....very drool-worthy.

for the crumble:

3/4 C all-purpose flour (I used Cup 4 Cup GF flour)
1/2 C brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 C melted butter

prepare the crumble first by combining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter and mixing with a fork.

preheat the oven to 375 and butter a 9 x 9 baking dish

for the cake:

1 1/2 C all-purpose flour (again I used Cup 4 Cup)
3/4 C sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 C melted butter

In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients. 

In a separate bowl mix the butter, egg, milk, and vanilla. 

Add wet mixture to dry mixture and fold in until just combined.

Spread mixture evenly in your buttered baking dish and then top with the crumble mixture.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

this next step is optional, but makes it super yummy!
***while your cake is baking, make your sea salted caramel drizzle***
 in a saucepan, evenly put 1/2 cup of sugar on the bottom of the pan and cook on med heat until completely liquified and just turning an amber color, then remove from heat. The sugar will continue to cook. Add 3 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 tsp sea salt and whisk until smooth. Let stand about 15-20 minutes and drizzle over the cake! yummmmmm!!!

Christian's old boss and friend, Ross Shapiro, passed away yesterday, so he was sad and wanted to play his music to honor him today.... I did my baking to the sounds of The Glands. Rest easy, Ross.
It was a very dreary and very rainy day. Aside from catching some horseplay in between showers, I stayed inside most of the day. I caught up with my family via texting and chatted with a few friends on the phone, and spent the day inside with Christian, Eddie, and Spirulina for the most part. It was a good Easter. I'm off to dreamland......


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