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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jewish Coffee Cake



I found this recipe in my Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook. I made it this morning for the restaurant.                                    To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

I was done baking it and was trying to flip it out of the tube pan onto a plate and it fell, yep I was beside myself! That first one was made with nuts in the topping, well when I went to make the second one I was out of nuts. I stood there looking at the broken cake...look how soft that is ( I was talking to myself)...it didn't look like other coffee cakes I've made, when I looked at the dense moist crumb all I could think of was...chocolate chips. This cake, as awesome as it was with the nuts in the filling ( we ate the part that didn't hit the floor) is just as awesome with chocolate chips! When I was making the first cake and going through the ingredients for the filling , brown sugar ( I used light brown), butter, nuts...I realized there was no flour in the filling, there was no cinnamon. Usually coffee cakes have both of those ingredients in the filling to make a crumb topping. I think that's what made me think , chocolate chips. The brown sugar and butter just melt into the cake, it's awesome!




Every inch of this cake screams soft and moist! Try it with the nuts, try it with the chocolate chips or make one with both, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!


Jewish Coffee Cake
Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook
Mrs Gregg McElhaney

Ingredients:
1 stick butter
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips ( I but this into the batter after it was mixed, I coated them in flour)

Topping:

1/2 cup chopped nuts ( the first time I used pecans)
3/4 cup brown sugar ( I used light brown)
2 Tbls softened butter


Directions:
Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix well. Sift dry ingredients, add to wet mixture and mix just till blended. Pour half the batter into a greased tube pan. Put half of the topping over the batter, then top with remaining batter. Put the remaining topping on the top of the cake. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

21 comments:

Jessica said...

This looks super yummy!

Susan said...

Oh God that looks good- I guess it was a good thing that the first one fell...3 minute rule applies...time to make some coffee!!!LOL...Yum...

Bunny Trails said...

I'm with Susan, 3 minute rule! In this case, maybe 5 minute rule :) HOLY COW this looks amazing. You can just see the moistness. Drooling over here!

Cristine said...

That looks fantastic!!! It's going in my file! :)

Gigi said...

i could eat this type of cake all the time with a nice cup of hot coffee!

Lucy said...

Aww..... Bunny!!!

The moistness is evident, just look at that photo!! Sour cream brings so much flavor and moistness to baked goods and.... I too love the chocolate chips.

Theresa said...

Bunny, I need a slice with my coffee right now. Good thing the first one fell :)

Bellini Valli said...

Good things come out of tragedy with the second cake too:D

Passionate About Baking said...

That looks SO GOOD...I love the moist crumb. Just right with a cuppa coffee!
BTW, just tagged you...small one,not annoying!
http://passionateaboutbaking.blogspot.com/2008/11/hot-house-tag-eggciting-times.html

Sophie said...

soft and moist = tasty; I would've even eaten the part that fell on the floor :P!

giz said...

When you drop a Jewish coffee cake, the only thing I can say to you is ... OY...

Lisa said...

This looks great but the tart is just killing me. I want some!

Dawn said...

I love this. Moist, very moist. I'm still eyeing that gem of a Milky Way Tart too!! ha ha

Karen said...

I love using sour cream in recipes... it does make everything so nice and moist. I wonder what makes this coffee cake Jewish? LOL

noble pig said...

Sounds delicious, I would have been bummed out too about the loss!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's some quick thinking! I probably would have thrown a hissy fit.

Grace said...

oh my. this doesn't have to be in 3D for me to see just how moist it is. it looks luscious. :)

Sara said...

This looks so delicious, I love coffee cake.

Dragon said...

Heck, I would have eaten it off the floor. It looks so good!

Amanda said...

Bunny and Carol, I sure hope you will come and join the Cooking with Alicia and Annie blog event! Your photos are so beautiful! :)

Sharon said...

I too would have eaten this off the floor. Looks so wonderfully rich and decadent.