Monday, November 28, 2011

Java, Joy & Coffee Cake.

My siblings and I drank Sanka after school when I was 9. That was good stuff...back then! I remember coming home on Fall afternoons looking forward to pouring a little orange packet into a mug filled with steaming hot water...then adding cream and sugar by the spoonfuls. I've been a coffee fan ever since. Only now, it's never instant. Husband thinks I'm addicted. I think it's a simple pleasure. So is this coffee cake!

I was amazed how quick this Sour Cream Coffee Cake went together. It tastes good, and of course, goes well with a fresh cup of java. Don't worry non-coffee drinkers, there is none in this recipe. Having never made coffee cake before, I did expect it as an ingredient.

Here is the Recipe: (adapted from Recipezaar, by Bert)
4 tablespoons butter (softened)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
7/8 cup sour cream

1/8 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup chopped pecans

• Combine topping ingredients together
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Grease and flour an 8 inch round cake pan
• Sift dry ingredients in a small bowl
• In a larger bowl, combine butter and sugar
• Add in the egg and vanilla
• Beat well
• Stir in dry ingredient mixture
• Fold in the sour cream

• Spread half of the batter in the cake pan (batter will be kind of thick)
• Sprinkle on half of the topping
• Carefully spread the remaining batter on top in the pan
• Top with the remaining topping
• Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean




At November 28, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Rimi said...

YUM!!!!!!! i'm definitely trying this :)

btw, i tried the greek rice!

At November 29, 2011 at 2:07 PM , Blogger LaChristin said...

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At November 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM , Blogger LaChristin said...

This looks amazing Marie! Hubby and I have a coffee date just about everyday in the evening after dinner. Sometimes we have a danish or piece of pie to go with. I think I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

At November 30, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Chandra said...

I can taste the sweet goodness! Saving this one to try when the family comes to town.

At December 1, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Just Daisy said...

Whoa, this seems quick and easy and especially delicious!

Thanks for yet another awesome recipe, girl :D


At December 2, 2011 at 11:53 PM , Blogger MerelyMarie said...

Rimi: Did it turn out okay? LOL

Lachristin: Sounds so romantic...I love it!

Chandra: Cool beans:)

Daisy: No prob girlie:)

Thanks ladies!


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