Triple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

 Triple Cinnamon Coffee Cake via The Baker Chick

Would you like to join me for a cup of coffee? We’ll probably be sitting on the floor of my living room, as we had to get rid of the coffee table after Hugo learned to climb onto it and then sit precariously on the edge almost giving me a heart attack. We’ll have to keep our coffee in hiding, because it seems like my child has radar for these things, he loves to rest his hand on the cup and say “hot!” sometimes sticking his fingers in too. He may come over to us and give us sloppy hugs and kisses which are always  perk, and as of late, his favorite activity is to grab books from his little shelf and hand them to you- flapping his little arms until you make room on your lap and read to him. Ok, so maybe we will be doing a little less coffee drinking and a little more toddler entertaining but it will be fun I swear! I also promise to have this coffee cake in the kitchen, which is absolutely delicious and will make up for my coffee date shortcomings. …

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