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Perfect Coffee Cake

By Jenny |

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I have spent most of my adult life trying to find a recipe that replicates the (discontinued) Entenmann’s Sour Cream and Chocolate Chip Nut Loaf that was as much a staple in my childhood home as milk or butter. After many, many failed missions, I showed up at my neighbor’s house and lo and behold there it was! Her grandmother had been making a version it for every Jewish holiday ever since she could remember and I asked her to share the recipe.

Soon-To-Be-World-Famous Coffee Cake

These instructions call for a 13-by-9 baking pan, but you can use a bundt pan like I did, too. (There might be a little batter left over, depending on the size of your bundt pan.)

Nut Mixture

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Batter:

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup butter melted

2 cups sour cream

2 cups unsifted all purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease 13-by-9 inch baking pan. Make nut mixture–in small  bowl combine sugar, nuts, cinnamon; mix well. Make batter–in large bowl, with electric mixer  at medium  speed, beat eggs until frothy.  Add sugar and vanilla, beating until smooth. Add melted butter and sour cream; beat until well combined. Sift in flour, baking powder, soda and salt; at low speed, beat until just smooth. Spread half of batter in prepared pan; sprinkle evenly with half of nut mixture.  Top with remaining batter, spreading evenly, then the nut mixture. Bake 35–40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Jenny Rosenstrach contributes to the blog, Dinner: A Love Story, the website devoted to family dinner, and is the author of the upcoming book Dinner: A Love Story (Ecco, 2010) Previously, she was a food blogger for Babble.

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0 thoughts on “Perfect Coffee Cake

  1. Angie says:

    This sounds great, but shouldn’t there be chocolate chips in there somewhere? Yum…

    1. Jenny says:

      You can definitely throw a handful of them in there — yes! I found it was so good without the chocolate though, I didn’t miss it from the childhood version…

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  3. hfriday says:

    Can I use half the ingredients to bake a smaller cake?

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