Cinnamon Coffee Ring

“And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor-it is the gift of God.” – Ecclesiastes 3:13

Cooking provides more than a nutritious meal for your body; it also nourishes the heart and soul.  Cooking is about sharing your table with family and friends. There is nothing more special than giving someone something you made yourself. Wholesome, simple food made in your kitchen from crops you grow, meat you have raised, all flavored with home grown herbs reflects the care you gave in producing the food and preparing it for your family and friends and how much you care and appreciate them.

A special treat to have in the morning is this delicious cinnamon coffee ring. It goes perfectly with a hot cup of coffee for the adults or a glass of cold milk for the children. It will look like you took a lot of time and effort to make it, but really it is quite simple.

Cinnamon Coffee Ring
2 ¼ teaspoon of yeast
¼ cup of lukewarm water
1 cup of buttermilk
½ cup of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
½ cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
4-5 cups of flour (I like to use half of whole wheat flour and half of all-purpose flour.)
Melted butter
½ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of  additional cinnamon
Soften yeast in water and set aside. Scald milk and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add butter, salt and sugar. Stir to allow hot milk to melt butter. After butter is melted, add beaten eggs, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Add the soften yeast to the mixture and stir in flour until a soft dough forms.
Knead dough for 5-10 minutes until dough is soft and elastic. Brush lightly with shortening or homemade lard. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size.
Roll out dough into a rectangle shape about ½ inch thick and 8 inches wide. Brush with melted butter. Then sprinkle with brown sugar and the additional 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Roll the dough up like a jelly roll. Seal the edges with a fingertips dabbed with water.
Fold the dough into a ring on a greased baking sheet.
With kitchen scissors cut the ring into slices going about ¾ of the way through to the inside edge of the ring.
Turn each slice on its side, slightly overlapping.
 Let dough rise again and then bake at 350°F. for 25-30 minutes until done.
While, it cools make a powder sugar icing.
Powder Sugar Icing
¾ cup of powder sugar
2 tablespoons of hot buttermilk
¼ teaspoon of vanilla
Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.

When the coffee ring has cooled, frost it with the powder sugar icing. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and raisins.
This makes a great recipe to take to a church potluck, or a visit to a friend or relative’s house. This recipe can also be easily doubled to make an extra for a neighbor or friend.



  1. I am going to try this recipe --Is it okay to substitute milk for buttermilk

    1. Yes, it is fine to use milk. I hope you enjoy this coffee cake as much as I do.

  2. Your site is very inspiring. I especially appreciated your encouragement to grow, raise, and preserve our own food.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. I am glad that you are enjoying it. I too have learned so much from others and enjoy sharing with others. I hope you have a wonderful day!


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