One of my absolute favorite things to do is cook and bake for other people who least expect it. There is nothing like some homemade sugar, carbs, or hot steamy comfort food to make someone’s day. I love it.
Brian asked me to bake some breakfast treats for the staff where he works as a thank you. Because it is a big staff, I called my Mom for reinforcements and had her make some loaves of her Irish Soda Bread. I, then, made a few batches of chocolate chip zucchini bread.
Finally, I thought it would be a great time to bring out an old recipe from my Grandma Nano. Nothing says “thank you and you are appreciated” like a recipe from your grandma. I made her famous Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake.
I made an extra batch just for us, too. I served it up on the cake plate I inherited from my Grandma Nano. The kids loved it!
Sour Cream and Cinnamon Coffee Cake
2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBS milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 x 13 OR bundt pan and set aside.
In small bowl mix together, the cinnamon filling of sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a mixer bowl with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until combined. Add in eggs and sour cream and mix on low until completely incorporated. Next, add vanilla extract.
With mixer on low speed, carefully add flour mixture until all the flour is added. However, DO NOT over mix. A few lumps is fine.
Pour half the batter into the greased pan. Add the cinnamon mixture in an even thin layer on top of the batter.
Then, add the rest of the batter on top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cake knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
While, the cake is baking put together glaze by melting butter in a small sauce pan. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and milk.
When cake is cooled, remove from pan and drizzle with glaze.
Bring to a friend and enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee or tea!
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