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Yep, another coffee cake recipe. Every time I make this coffee cake my friends tell me to open a bakery.  It is delicious. It happened again today. I dropped some off to my accountant…it is Valentine’s Day after all, and I was picking up my taxes (ugh). She called me before I got home and told me I should open a bakery. And, coming from her, well that’s a surprise because I’ve opened so many businesses she usually gives me different advice.

Coffee Cake

This is one of those coffee cake recipes that every mom-neighbor in the neighborhood shared and baked on a regular basis. All of the mom’s daughters are now baking it for their own families. My bff Kim sent me this recipe a couple of years ago. I had forgotten all about it, but it sure is good, so now it’s my go-to coffee cake.  I’ve copied her instructions below, but added a few notes too.

 No nuts in this recipe, but there is a swirl of goodness inside and crumbled on top.

Coffee Cake Crumb Topping

It’s an easy recipe to follow. I think the hardest thing is greasing and flouring the angel food pan. I hate that part.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat Together Well:
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar     
 
Add and Cream Well:
2 Beaten Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
 
Add and Mix Well:
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
 
 
Filling:
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon.  I never measure this I like a lot of both.
(see my notes below.)
 
Grease and flour angel food pan. 
Spoon in 1/2 batter.  
Sprinkle half of the filling mixture on top of batter.
Spread remaining batter on top of filling.
Sprinkle with remaining Brown Sugar and Cinnamon mixture
 
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
 
 
My Notes:
 
This brown sugar and cinnamon thing that she is so vague about… I usually will measure about 1 cup brown sugar and add a couple of tablespoons of cinnamon.  She is right though, I am also generous on this mixture because it is really good.  
 
This recipe calls for a cup of sour cream, so I’m sure that’s another reason why this is so good.
 
 
Coffee Cake Slices
 
 
I’ve already promised this for Easter breakfast. It’s always a big hit before the food gets on the table.  Bring it warm to your brunch so the fragrance fills the house when you walk in the room.  You’ll be a star!
 
Enjoy, I do.