Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Grammy's Coffee Cake

I don't want anyone to panic or faint in shock but I am doing another post already.  My last one was yesterday.  I know I have been a bit slow getting the recipes out here but it all takes time.  I wanted to make something to have on hand for a little dessert and coffee the other night so I thought about it and decided to fix this old recipe for coffee cake.  When our boys were growing up we had a rule that you had to eat breakfast before you could open gifts on Christmas morning.  I came up with this recipe because it was easy to make the day before and it stayed moist.  Besides that, the boys would eat it up!  I don't remember where this recipe came from but it has been a good one for a lot of years.  I know it freezes well and everyone seems to like it.  If you don't have a tube pan, just bake it in what you have, layering the topping as instructed.  You can leave it in a baking pan, if you want to!  Oh, always remember that you can use any kind of nut you have on hand.  All you really have to do is make it and enjoy it!

                               GRAMMY'S COFFEE CAKE

1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Margarine or Butter, at room temperature
2 Eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt

          3/4 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
          3/4 cup Sugar
          2 teaspoons Cinnamon
          1 teaspoon Vanilla
          Mix all of the topping ingredients together and set aside

In a medium size mixing bowl, cream together the Sugar and Margarine.  Add the Eggs, Sour Cream and Vanilla and mix well.  Stir in the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.  

In a well greased or sprayed tube pan, sprinkle a little of the Topping into the bottom.  Pour in 1/2 of the Batter.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the Topping over the Batter.  Add the remaining Batter over that.  Sprinkle the remaining Topping over the Batter. 

Bake in a 350˚ oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Turn the cake upside down onto a serving plate.  This cake is good warm or cold.  

Look what we did to that beautiful cake. 

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