Cinnamon Flop

Cozycakes Cottage: Cinnamon Flop
My dad hails from Pennsylvania and loves himself some old-fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.  I can see why.  I love their way of cooking.  Simple, filling, unpretentious home cooking.  I particularly enjoy their baked goods…more soon on that.  🙂
Cozycakes Cottage: Cinnamon Flop
I’ve treated my little family to some of these meals lately and they’re well-received.  As I said, I’ll be sharing more of them with you soon, but want to start with this breakfast cake which is not only easy, but so tasty.
Cozycakes Cottage: Cinnamon Flop
It’s called a Cinnamon Flop.  Flop is almost as bad as loaf when it comes to food names.  Since it’s essentially a coffee cake you can call it that if you prefer.  Whatever you call it, it’s flopping good (I stole that from our friend Mike who said that when he tried it.  Thanks, Mike).  I make it in two round cake pans so we can keep one and share one.  Win-win.  Enjoy!  ♥
Cozycakes Cottage: Cinnamon Flop
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Cinnamon Flop

Cinnamon Flop
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A Pennsylvania Dutch coffee cake with a buttery, cinnamon top that's sure to please.
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 and ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold and diced (once diced, keep in fridge until ready to use)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with Baker's Joy. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, milk, half and half, melted butter, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over batter. Then slightly press pieces of cold butter into batter (see photo above). Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, taking care not to over-bake and dry out the cake.



14 thoughts on “Cinnamon Flop

  1. I can vouch for everything in this post! Delicious. Scrumptious. The smell wafted down the hall as soon as we opened our door to receive your tasty Flop. Mmm. Okay, this is sounding dirty. Just trust me, it’s really, really good! It’s filling, but not too heavy. Sweet, but not too rich. It’s perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh my gosh, I’m laughing so hard!!! You saucy thing! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it. Phew! I love sharing with you guys! xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Oh my gosh – this sounds AMAZING! I will definitely be trying this – sounds like it would be REALLY good with a cup of coffee from the Kuerig’s we got for Christmas!! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Donna! Thank you for stopping by! So nice to meet ya! Haha! I’m sure enjoying the gift of the Keurig as I know YOU are, too! 🙂 The cinnamon flop is definitely a treat to be enjoyed with coffee! ~Danielle

  3. Hi. All looking at your recipe and decides to try it but I do not have half and half.what can I used to replace it?

  4. I’ve tried this recipe and it was delicious. Everyone including the kids loved it and looking forward to eating more of it. Thank you soooooooo much.

    1. I am sorry I didn’t see your reply in March, Cami–but am SO glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know it worked out for you. 🙂

  5. Hi! I’m Dutch (as in born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and we have something called Appel Flap. It is much like your Cinnamon Flop, but with apples. Some things in Dutch and German are similar. And yummy!

    1. I can’t believe I never saw your comment, Paula. 🙁 I apologize. However, your Appel Flap sounds GREAT! I will have to try making that soon. Thank you for your comment and for stopping by!

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