Irresistable Coffee Cake

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So, it’s spring (or at least the calendar says it is) and now is the time to clean, clean, clean (or so all the books say to do).  If you’re like me, you will start in your kitchen…you will begin to clean out your fridge…you will find stuff (like plain yogurt or sour cream that is about to expire) and you start to bake.  Who says you have to clean when it’s spring anyways?A perfect excuse to bake…because who wants to throw away a container of yogurt (that you bought because you wanted to get into a bikini and you vowed to eat it every morning with fruit), when you can make this?

3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c butter at room temp
1 1/2 c sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c plain yogurt or sour cream
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sliced almonds (you can use any nuts you like…just chop them)
2 tsp cinnamon

1.  Preheat oven to 350.
2.  Grease a 9×13″ pan or line with parchment paper.
3.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside
4.  In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until it’s fluffy and almost white.  Add sugar and beat until smooth.
5.  Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream.  Add flour mixture and combine again.
6.  In a small bowl, mix almonds, brown sugar and cinnamon
7.  Pour 1/2-2/3 batter into prepared pan (it is thick so you will have to smooth it our so it covers most of the bottom of the pan
8.  Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture.  Spoon the rest of the mixture (a tbsp at a time) to cover the nut mixture.  USe a butter knife to smooth out the top mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.
9.  Bake for 45-60 minutes until sides are browning and middle is firm.
10.  Enjoy warm or cool completely and wrap individual portions in plastic wrap and freeze for the future!


All ingredients ready to go

butter and sugar…combined well!

when all wet ingredients have been added (before the flour)…looks curdled but that’s what it’s supposed to look like!

after top layer of batter is spooned on top of first half of nut mixture…smooth this out and sprinkle with rest of nut mixture

hot out of the oven…

perfect texture…crumbly and soft!


04/24/2013 12:49pm

Will it look like that when I make it?


04/24/2013 5:19pm

Absolutely!! it’s so easy…really!!
And if you have some fruits you want to get rid of, peel and chop them and scatter them over the first cinnamon mixture sprinkling (before you layer the second half of the batter)…I like apples!


04/26/2013 8:12pm

Looks yummy Suzie! I am going to make this on the weekend
Congratulations and wishing you great success!

04/27/2013 7:09am

Hey Susan!
Thanks so much for your comment…let me know how it turns out!
If you have leftovers, I usually cut them into squares, wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them. If I want a treat during the day, I put a wrapped square in my lunchbag in the morning and it is defrosted and ready to snack on by lunchtime!