Coffee cake with cinnamon and sour cream

I got this recipe from my mom. She got it, I think, from my godmother. All of us kids in the family make it now. It is an unusual coffee cake, good to have with morning coffee or as an evening dessert. Enjoy it.


(Fills 10-inch tube pan)


  1. Prepare a tube pan. I use one with a removable center. Grease the pan and cut a circle of waxed paper to cover the bottom.
  2. Preheat oven to
  3. Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla, thoroughly.
  4. Add eggs!singly!beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  6. Add flour mixture and sour cream to creamed mixture. Alternate a little of each, blending after each addition.
  7. In separate bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Add nuts and mix well.
  8. Spread 1/2 of the batter in the tube pan.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 of the nut mixture evenly over batter in pan.
  10. Cover with remaining batter.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.
  12. Bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes.


When the cake cools, run a knife around the side of the pan and remove the inner section. Carefully remove the cake from the base of the pan and remove the waxed paper.


Difficulty: moderate.
Time: 45 minutes preparation, 50 minutes baking, 10 minutes cooling.
Precision: measure carefully.


Andy Shore 
Adobe Systems Incorporated, Palo Alto, California 
decwrl!adobe!shore shore@adobe.UUCP 
Recipe last modified: 23 Feb 86

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From: shore@adobe (Andrew Shore)
Subject: RECIPE: Sour cream coffee cake
Date: 14 Mar 86 05:18:48 GMT
Organization: Adobe Systems Inc., Palo Alto CA
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