Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Classic Coffee Cake

Just Add Posh!


I thought after making (and eating) so much wedding cake lately, the last thing I'd be making is another cake! However, this one is a bit different... (I know, I know. Cake it cake. But this cake! This one!) This is a classic sour cream coffee cake, from a classic recipe book, and it's sure to fit in your collection!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Pecans & Cinnamon Sugar on top!)

Sometimes we all need to go back to the basics when it comes to recipes like this. Too often we see the already "poshed-up" versions. (Like the Rhubarb-Lemon Coffee Cake I made back in June. Click here to see because it's delicious! Talk about the perfect summer brunch!) Anyways, this recipe came from "Mariam B. Loo's Fresh from the Oven Breads" cookbook - a well used and loved staple in our kitchen!


This recipe is a terrific base for any type of coffee cake. "Base?" you may ask... With this simple recipe and its elegant taste, the cake lends itself to all sorts of posh! I made it just as the recipe directed (sometimes nothing beats a classic), and I encourage you to try it this way as well. Then take it to the next level! (Do note, the butter should be softened before creaming it with the sugar - just a tip!) Feel free to be creative by adding a fruit layer in the middle, or making coffee cake cupcakes, or even using your favorite crumb and icing topping! Don't like pecans? Try walnuts, or even no nuts!

1/2 the batter, then a layer of 'posh' and repeat!
With this simple recipe, you can really test your posh skills and make it your own. Impress your brunch mates with a new, all-you, recipe! This cake, even with no added posh, is a favorite in my house. Imagine what a difference a little posh can make!

As a fair warning, any leftovers of this cake don't last long... It's just too easy to cut off another piece, or have "one more bite." Make it in your home and see what I mean!

With love (for food),
Ellen
--A dash of posh can make all the difference in your next dish!--