Thursday, January 26, 2012

I pray for good cake...

I know that all of you who know me think I'm a little bit crazy about the cake.  I know it, and I can embrace it--because even I know that I am a little obsessed about good cake.  I don't want it to look fancy.  I don't want it to have fondant flowers or blue icing.  I just want good cake.  Just Cake.

That's one of the reasons that "Delicious-by Food-ivore"  will be offering "just cake" as one of the specialties of the house.  I figure--if I can't find a good "just cake" to buy, then you can't stay tuned, it won't be long until this new venture is up and running too!

This one will make it into the rotation of Just Cake--old fashioned Coffee Cake--so good!!

I have posted this one before, but it deserves a second showing!  It is from Food that Really Schmecks--my favourite dessert book of all!
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
1/2 cup butter
1cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cup sour cream
1tsp soda
1 3/4 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup brown sugar
1tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans work great!)

Blend butter and sugar well.  Add eggs and beat with hand mixer.  Combine sour cream with soda (the cream should double in volume--but it's okay if it doesn't...)  add alternately with flour and baking powder to creamed mixture.  Spread half the batter in a greased 9x9 pan. Sprinkle with half the topping mixture.  Cover with remaining batter and sprinkle the rest of the topping on top. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

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