My bub’s is a freshman in high school. His classes every Wednesday start an hour later….. I don’t know why….but I know that I have loved having one more hour to start my day with him every week. We have gone to breakfast….stopped for coffee…and it is a hour that we can talk without any interruptions. You know teenage boys…they don’t just pour out themselves all that easily….and this hour every Wednesday to just chit chat has been such a highlight to my week. I promised him and myself to not discuss grades, school….or things that might bring up a confrontation…but just to talk. Sports, girls, friends, food, summer, golf, winter….anything really. I have loved watching him grow into a young man this year….stepping up to the responsibilities of attending a college prep school. School is challenging….but he has met every challenge head on…giving it his all. He is becoming a leader….and it is such a reward to watch him be confident and steadfast in himself. mini coffee cakes @cleverlyinspired (4)


We have started many a Wednesday at Starbucks. He likes the coco and bagels…I like the coffee cake. One morning we discussed “why is it called coffee cake when there is not any coffee in it?” Because it taste so dang good with coffee….he didn’t want to try…for fear of a “coffee” taste. Finally I encouraged him that he would actually like it…cinnamonny and butter goodness.

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Mini Coffee Cake Recipe (Starbucks knock off)

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 6 T melted butter
  • Topping
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 t cinnaomn
  • 4 T butter cubed


  • Spray pan with cooking spray
  • Heat oven 350
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Stir together egg, milk and melted butter. Mix into dry ingredients.
  • Pour into pan (leaving top half for topping)
  • Mix together crumb topping and divide among cakes.
  • Bake 25 minutes until center is done


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Your’e right mom….I do like it. Well hot damn—mom was right….can I get that in writing?

You could make these in a muffin pan if you don’t have this mini loaf pan….just test for doneness a bit earlier.



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. These little coffee cakes look so incredible delicious. Love all that crumble topping especially!

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