This recipe actually comes from my “archive” collection so I don’t have too many pictures. Any recipe from my “archives” are from when I first started baking! This coffee cake was the first thing that tasted AND looked amazing! I was so proud of myself :-) It’s something that I can automatically turn to for events or family get-togethers.
Now that I’ve made this quite a few times I think I’m ready to make a minor change to the recipe. I read that you can substitute yogurt with sour cream and I’d like to experiment with that sometime. I really don’t like how much sour cream is used in this recipe, and I don’t really like how I can taste the sour cream. I read that I could use lemon yogurt or yogurt with lemon (not sure which) instead which will be lighter and will probably make it taste a little bit better too.
Once I get a chance to experiment with it I’ll take more pictures and post my review!
As far as my review on the current recipe, it’s still a great coffee cake and I’ll keep making it for events and the like. The recipe was so easy to follow for a beginning baker and I was amazed at how it turned out so beautifully! The sour cream really made this a moist cake and adding all the extracts brought out some great flavor.
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon each almond, lemon and vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Make a well in the center of the batter. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle into well. Carefully cover with remaining batter.
Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm cake. Yield: 16 servings.