Friday, April 29, 2011

Coffee Cake!

Best coffee cake ever! I've made this one again and again and it's always a big hit. I got it from a teacher aide at my kids elementary school. The big kid is now graduating college soon, so that's how long I've had this recipe. The teacher aide brought it in to a class function and everyone begged for the recipe. I've been making it ever since. You won't even notice the coconut. But it adds to the moistness of the cake. My addition was the pecans. The original recipe didn't have them because there's no nuts allowed at school, except for the occasional parent. Myself included :)




Coffee Cake
Source: Mrs. Watson
Printable Recipe

TOPPING:
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut

CAKE:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (unsalted)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

FOR TOPPING: Combine all ingredients and set aside.

FOR CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9 X 13" pan. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Cream butter with sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients until just blended. Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle with topping. Swirl knife through topping and batter. Bake until tester comes out clean, 45-50
minutes.

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32 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I love adding sour cream to cakes, it makes a big difference:@)

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  2. It looks so moist and flavorful, Carol! I love nuts in coffee cake so I'd add them to mine too!

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  3. this is a lovely yummy looking coffee cake,, I'm trying this one,,

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  4. This looks absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to give this a try with a hot cup of coffee. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Lovely coffee cake! Came over from Sweet as Sugar Cookies! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Coffee cake is a big hit in our house; this recipe looks delicious, thanks :)

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  7. Looks yummy. Just like the one my wife makes for me.

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  8. I have had coffee cake like this in ages. It looks so good to me right now! I have some oldies like this that I need to pull out again. Sure wish I metabolized them like I used to 25 years ago :)

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  9. This looks like a winner. I don't have a good coffee cake recipe. I'll have to try this.

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  10. Looks moist and delectable! Perfect for coffee!

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  11. I like sour cream in coffee cake too, and the walnuts are good addition!

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  12. yes, love the addition of the nuts..gosh, wish I had a piece now..

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  13. Love coffee cake and so does Randy. Pecans/nuts are a great addition. They make everything better! Good flashback recipe :-) Oldie and goodie!

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  14. Sure wish I had a piece of this when I got up this morning!!! Looks delish..

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  15. My grandmother used to make a cake similar to this with coconut and nuts on the top rather than a frosting. I'll have to compare the recipes. Her's is absolutely yummy.

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  16. I haven't had coffee cake in a very long time. It looks really good!

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  17. Looks both delicious and simple! Thanks!

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  18. With all that sour cream, it must be nice and moist.

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  19. I know what I will be making for breakfast tomorrow!

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  20. With the sour cream, how could it go wrong? This sounds really good -- perfect with a cup of black coffee.

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  21. It sounds like a fabulous cake. I'd love to have a piece with my coffee tomorrow morning. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  22. I has been a long time since I made a coffee cake and your recipe sounds like the perfect one to try.
    Rita

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  23. Having a good coffee cake recipe in your repertoire is priceless...especially when you can use it to suck up to teaches :P This does look so incredibly moist! I'd love a huge hunk!

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  24. What an easy and good looking coffee cake. I could use a little taste right about now with my coffee.

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  25. Looks so moist! And the recipe is so simple to follow! I will have my coffee now!

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  26. Love a good coffee cake recipe! This one looks so delicious.

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  27. That looks so yummy! I like the nuts.

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  28. I'm not sure the Dutch really know the concept of coffee cake (but maybe I'm just a bad Dutch/Chinese woman), but this looks delish... must try soon. Thanks for sharing your tested recipe :)

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  29. This cake looks absolutely mouthwatering! I always prefer tried and true recipes!

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  30. Dear fellow nut- I am definitely going to make this recipe! I savor my coffee all day long when I can and who can resist a little treat right along with it? It looks moist- something most coffee cakes are NOT! Thanks for always visiting me. I have been so lax getting back to everyone in a timely manner.
    ~Sue

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