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Sour Cream Coffeecake Recipe


Harrah! We kept the elk herds away just long enough to get our spring picture.

On Saturday, I stopped by with a donation of about 20 pounds of yummy pasta salad and saw my old neighbor friends, Glynis and Berry Rogers while their daughter’s unicycle team put on a big unicycle event. I couldn’t stick around to see all of the tricks like I would have liked too but it sure looked fun!

This picture, taken by the Rogers family, was of the the North Bend team at The Apple Blossom parade. They really get around! We’re proud of our local unicycle team and their leader, Mr Tupper who has voluntarily led this team for almost 30 years! He is “wheel-y” cool! 🙂

This is my mom, Dixie. She makes breakfast with me every morning and faithfully hacks into my facebook status and let’s everyone know what we’re cookin’! SO, WHEN YOU SEE CAPITALS ON MY STATUS, THAT IS MY MOM TYPING IN FOR ME. I know, we have tried to teach her that capitals means she is yelling but she is the family matriarch so she can type capitals if she wants to.

We worked on the garden yesterday too. I hate rows so we have little patches of everything that you can imagine. I will keep you posted with pictures. “Deanna, how does your garden grow?” I’ll be honest… if it grows well, it will be a miracle! 🙂


Here is today’s lovely breakfast of ham, cheese and green onion quiche (I wish that your screen was scratch & sniff cuz this smells heavenly!) and a whopping piece of sour cream coffeecake. Yummers.

Super-de-duper Moist Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

  • 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 4 c. cake flour

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients until combined. Spoon half of batter into greased  half-sheet cake pan.

Cover with 1/2 of this filling:

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts,
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar

Carefully spoon remaining batter over cinnamon-nut filling. Top again with remaining cinnamon-nut filling. Bake about 45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

You can see above that we wrapped ours in brown paper and a little raffia straw bow for that added special touch. This coffeecake is extra delicious warmed with butter!

Lastly, my son and I finally painted our rockers for the porch this weekend! They look awesome!

I have many more projects on my list but I think perhaps that I have earned a Mother’s Day break! I hope that you will have a very happy Mother’s Day too! If you haven’t gotten a gift for mom yet, we have gift certificates, openings for tonight and freshly painted porch rockers for her to enjoy. 🙂


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