Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake Fit For A Bakery

Friday, March 6, 2020

Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake Fit For A Bakery

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Back in January we found out that one of our neighborhood bakeries was up for sale. I made an off-the-wall remark to Jason that we should buy it, seeing how it is a beloved community staple. Maybe it was because I had mentioned not too long before that I needed a change in my life, a new project to focus on that led us to start researching that night if it was even a possibility. You all know that I am food driven, dabbling with it on the blog for the past 10 years. My niece is a cake decorator, my brother-in-law a baker, and my best friend is pursuing a culinary degree, so really with those connections, why couldn't we? The next thing I knew, we had the financing approved and an offer submitted. Long story made short, there was a lot of touring, researching, meetings and planning. And, for a bit, we thought the bakery was ours. Unfortunately, we ended up retracting our offer last week because the sellers were being difficult and we would have lost quite a bit of money right off the top had we gone through with the sale. While I wanted to be sad about a short-lived dream, I couldn't bring myself to shed tears over the loss. We learned a lot, about business and ourselves, that made the stress of the past 2 months worth it. While I won't be owning that neighborhood bakery, it did open up some doors and got the conversation started  to go halves on a start-up down the line once my bestie finishes her degree. We've since been approached about buying a local pizzeria, but honestly, baked goods is where my heart is at. If and when I do open my own storefront, it's going to have the tastiest baked goods and tea in the area and you will all be invited to swing by for a visit. I can see a display case filled with cakes, similar to this Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake (a Golden Blossom Honey recipe), beckoning my customers for a bite.

Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake

Sometimes accidents happen in baking, which this recipe proved to me. Y'all, make sure you grease your pan extra good before pouring in the batter. Some of the top portion of my cake ended up sticking to the pan, leaving some tears and holes that needed filled in. Luckily, I had some confectioner's sugar on hand, which I dusted over the top so the mistake wasn't noticeable. If this were to happen to you too, just pour some homemade glaze, sliced almonds, or berries over the goof and nobody will ever notice you botched it. Easter is right around the corner and this Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake would make a great addition to your brunch menu. Or, save it for May to share with mom over tea.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk
3 Tablespoons poppy seeds


Cinnamon Poppy Coffee Cake

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If you could own your own dream business, what would it be?


  1. OMG cannot believe I'm finding about this on line with the rest of the plebs! BeJesus is punishing you with not getting the bakery for not telling me :) Oh, what fun would that be! Plus you could import me as your foreign slave to work in the bakery :)
    My dream business would be a design empire probably.

    1. In all fairness, I never told my mom or Mariah either. They'll probably read it on here and go WTF!?

      I suppose if we ran our own empires, our paths wouldn't cross. You'd need stick figures modeling your fashions and baked goods wouldn't be on the menu LOL

  2. Oh yum, the cake looks so so good!

  3. Oh that is a shame things did not work out but I can understand your hesitation. But it sounds like you have a good future plan in place. And thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Allie of

  4. I love coffee cake and have forgotten to grease and flour my pans a time or two.

  5. "We learned a lot, about business and ourselves.." I bet you learned how strong you are, Theresa. I'm not surprised one bit.


  6. I read that on the edge of my seat waiting for the grand announcement! You were so close to becoming a bakery owner. Kudos to you for taking the experience as a great opportunity to learn and not being too disappointed. The deal fell through for a reason and an even better door will open. I don't think that I would want to own a business. I like being able to walk away at night.

  7. This looks wonderful!

    I'd love to own a cookie shop, that would pair up as an art gallery.

  8. Geez, way to bury the lead. I thought you were going to have your own shop. But at least you learned a bunch, will surely help for the next go around. Selling your house and opening a business, or not really but almost, must have been a busy bee at your sea. I'd be fine with being a rich author lol but to own my own business and have employees and such, nah, never be able to leave.

  9. Well, I am sorry you didn't get it. I am sure the anticipation of 'what if' was exciting when it was truly within reach. Their loss though because I know whatever you do will be a success.

    Ya know, I haven't had coffee cake in a good minute, years really, and I don't think my youngest ever has...time to whip out the ingredients (and yes, we always have Golden Blossom Honey in our cupboards too). That's a pretty cake.

  10. the cake will definitely be a hit! Enjoy and stay healthy, Theresa..


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