Coffee Cake Recipe

My Mother’s “Koffee Cake” (Coffee Cake)

Coffee Cake Recipe

My mother is known for her exceptional cooking and baking skills. Her “Koffee Cake” is known far and wide and for good reason. She spells it with a “K” because, as she says, there is no coffee in it, and the K makes it her own!

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 heaping teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks butter) of butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups of sour cream mixed gently with 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter

Directions:

For the Cake:

  1. Spray or grease a bundt pan, springform, or tube pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix gently and wait until it bubbles over the top. Cream the butter and sugar. Blend in the beaten eggs, vanilla and sour cream.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients. Layer the batter with the chosen variation, either pecan or apple, starting with the batter and ending with the batter.
  5. Top with crumb topping.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

For the Topping:

1) Cinnamon Sugar and Pecan:
Combine 2 cups of chopped pecans, 3-4 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.

2) Apple Cinnamon:
Combine 3 red apples (in season and peeled and sliced thin), 4 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 2-3 tablespoons of white sugar.

Coffee Cake Recipe

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