Cream Cheese and Almond Coffee Cake
Girlichef created a coffee cake that looks like it might kill us with how good it is. We can't wait to impress our friends with this one:
I was fortunate to have friends with generous parents as I got older. They would pile me in the car and take me with them on their family vacations. Camping trips to the lake. Deer Forest. Michigan Funland. Family cabins. Sea World. And sometimes we'd stay in hotels along the way. Hotels with pools...the best kind. They were never anything particularly fancy. Not one that would have a full-service restaurant in it. It was always the kind with a Continental Breakfast. Cereal and milk. Juice and coffee. Bagels and toast and yogurt. And the part every kid looks forward to - doughnuts and danish and coffee cake.
I used to pour a full glass of orange juice and take a big, fat slice of whatever sort of coffee cake they had to offer. My favorites were always the cream cheese variety or the cherry variety. And hopefully there was plenty of icing zig-zagged over the top. Us kids would fill up on coffee cake and juice and then run back to the room to change into our swimsuits for a morning swim before the adults checked out and made us get back on the road.
Photo by girlichef