Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kathleen's Coffee Cake

My friend and neighbor, Kathleen, gave me her family's coffee cake recipe last week. I immediately took that treasured recipe home and got to work on it! It was super easy to make! The end result was extremely flavorful and moist. Great for dessert or with your morning coffee. Thanks, Kathleen!

1 stick of butter, melted
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

1/3 c. white OR brown sugar (I used brown)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl chopped pecans OR walnuts
2 Tbl sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Stir well. In another small mixing bowl combine flour, soda and powder; stir to combine. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients gradually, stirring well to combine after each addition.

In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Mix well to combine. Topping with be "crumbly".

Grease a 9" loaf pan. Add 1/2 of cake mixture to pan. Evenly sprinkle on half of topping mixture. Add the rest of the cake mixture. Evenly sprinkle the remaining topping mixture on top.

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes at 350F.  Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before inverting onto plate and slicing. Enjoy!

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