Mini Coffee Cakes

[sorry the picture is so bad]

mmm. Coffee cake! I went to a pot luck a week or so ago and we all had to bring desserts so I made these. It was perfect because there was no fuss with knives and plates and no girls going “I just want a tiny, tiny, little nibble.” Everyone could just grab one and go. And coffee cake is so much better than cupcakes.

Mini Coffee Cake
{From Summer Harms}

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 pkg. (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tbl. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup milk

2/3 cup brown sugar
4 tbl. melted butter
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbl. milk or cream

01| Preheat oven to 375 degrees. in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, then beat in egg.
02| in a medium bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk and beat until blended.
03| fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/3 full.
04| combine topping ingredients and sprinkle 1/2 of topping mixture over batter in muffin cups. {I forgot this step, whoops! Still good though :) }
05| fill muffin cups with remaining batter and sprinkle remaining topping over tops.
06| bake for 20 -25 minutes, cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.
07| when cool, drizzle icing over tops.

Yields about 1 dozen bakery size muffins.

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