Saturday, March 28, 2020

Quarantine Coffee Cake ♥ (with apples & cranberries)

Hello my friends!  How are you doing?  

I decided I'm going to keep this post light today.  I'm not going to talk about how emotional and anxiety filled of a week it's been. I know we are all feeling this way and praying for the health and safety of our world and for all of this to end as quickly as possible. As I head into my 3rd week of quarantine, I'm going to move forward with a positive attitude and a grateful heart for all the medical workers on the front lines who are protecting us 

That being said here are a few things I've learned over the past 2 weeks:

1. Being in quarantine with a 12 year old I've been introduced to the world of Marvel.  I never realized how much I love superhero movies.  I've watched countless over the past 14 days and it's very easy to be sucked into that world.  Also, Chris Pratt is very cute.

2.  I never thought I would miss my office as much as I do.  I don't think I'll ever complain about going to work again.  Ok maybe I will, but I won't mean it.  Also I miss the coffee machine.

3.  Going to the grocery store has become an Olympic event.  How fast can I get in and get out while moving around people like I'm on an obstacle course.  I also feel like I'm on a scavenger hunt, frantically searching for items while the clock ticks.  I miss my leisurely shopping days.  These are crazy times. 

4. My thought process when cooking/baking:  " much do I really want to eat this? Is it worth using the ingredients....because who knows if I can get more flour or eggs on my next grocery run?"

Can you relate? 

I have discovered just how much I take for granted.  I decided to throw caution to the wind whip together a quick coffee cake.  I used this recipe because it only called for 1 egg (nice) and it used oil instead of butter (another plus).  

It's amazing what a good coffee cake can do?  First off it makes the house smell nice when it's baking.  It's also the perfect afternoon treat, warm, with tea.  It's comforting.  I love coffee cake.  
I have a feeling you do too 

The recipe comes from Pinch of Yum (click here).  I found it on Pinterest and it's delicious.  Yes, it has a bit more sugar than I would usually use in a recipe, but hey....this is not the time for diets.  Am I right?!  

The only change I made was instead of 2 1/2 cups of chopped apples I used 1 large apple (granny smith) and a 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries, which I had tucked away in the freezer.  I imagine this cake would be delicious with frozen blueberries too! 

*Also I didn't have buttermilk so I used 1 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  I've used this method before making scones that call for buttermilk and it works perfectly. 

The cinnamon sugar crumble on top is the best part 

 I am wishing you all well as we head into the next week of social distancing.  

Try to have a relaxing weekend and let's all pray for positive vibes in the days to come! xo


  1. Hi there! I love Marvel! My husband is really into it so even my two girls watch it now! And yes grocery shopping is an Olympic event! Ugh! We are getting hit very hard here in New Jersey and the only time I do go out is to Stop and Shop every two weeks. My thought process is EXACTLY the same as yours when cooking and baking... I have those same pajamas too! Blessings and stay well!

    Sharon : )

  2. Hm!
    I literally just typed a comment and it disappeared!
    Anyway, this looks amazing.
    Wish we could share some.
    Miss you guys!