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Friday, February 19, 2010

Coffee Cake

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Coffee Cake
This recipe is a "Blast from the Past" for this Coffee Cake..... it's a recipe that I grew up with that my Mom and Aunt use to make in the 60's [sounds ancient]. I remember they use to whip it up on Saturdays and then they would have some with a cup of coffee and me with some juice as I don't drink milk.
It came from a magazine from the 50's and it said that it had won 1st prize.........I have since lost that original cut/out article that I remember b/c as I got married I coped the recipe down and since then that recipe the original has been lost in the shuffle. So.......I'm glad that I copied it down years ago as I did. I also recall my Mom use to call it Jeanie's Cake, b/c I think that her good friend Jeanie had given her the recipe, that lady was one good baker.
My husband and daughter like to have a piece for breakfast if they are on the run or just in the evening with a cup of tea.
Baked and ready to cut and eat.

Someone couldn't wait to sample a piece while still warm.

1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup cake flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. finely chopped walnuts
Grease and flour an 8" square pan.
Preheat oven to 350 deg.
Combine sour cream and baking soda in a bowl separately........it will double.
In a mixing bowl blend butter and sugar thoroughly.
Add eggs and vanilla.......beat well.
Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and sour cream to butter and sugar.
Spread half of the batter into prepared pan.
Sprinkle with half the topping mixture.
Cover with remaining batter.
Sprinkle with remaining topping.
............Bake in a moderate oven of 350 for 45 to 50 min. til' done.
notes**** Sometime I double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan. this way I cut it up and freeze some for later. It is also great warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Ready to eat....................

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  1. This is always a wonderful classic recipe and I remember my Mom and Aunts making this one too back in the 60s. Glad you found a similar recipe to share with your family now.

  2. What a lovely way to start the day! Your cake brings back all kinds of memories. I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  3. Oh, this looks so good. I am a huge coffee cake fan since I am not so hot on frosting. This one looks especially good and sour cream always makes them sooooo moist. I better get a pot of coffee brewing :)


  4. That looks wonderful! I haven't made a traditional coffee cake in a while :)

  5. Looks delicious Erica...
    I hope you are feeling better today!

  6. Thank you all for your nice comments.....my family just loves this cake.

    Linda......slowly but i'm getting there. I hope.

  7. Erica, This looks simply delicious! I'm going to make it this weekend for my family...I know they will just love it! Thanks for sharing. Anita :)