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Tuesday
Aug282012

Damn Good Coffee Cake

I recently got to spend a week with my grandma back in New Jersey for a family reunion. Every time we visit she always makes her renowned coffee cake for us to gobble up. The story behind this cake goes back years ago. My grandma had 6 children, the eldest of which was my Dad. My Uncle Paul is the second to last and one time he was home visiting from college where he was playing football, you can imagine his size. He had a friend with him who also wanted some good home cookin' from Mrs. Magistro. First bite he turned around and complimented her saying, "Mrs. Mag this is some damn good cake!" From then, it had been renamed.

So, if you ever want to impress some guests at brunch, make this cake. I recently brought it to a brunch get together and someone thought it was store-bought. I'm gonna assume that is a compliment these days :)

Sour Cream Coffee Cake from Louise “Weezie” Magistro, aka “Damn Good Cake”
 
Preheat oven to 350
 
Mix Together:
1/2 lb. Margarine (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp baking soda mixed with 16 oz sour cream
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

 
Topping:
1/2 cup granulated suger
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch salt

 
Grease and flour 9x13 pan.  Pour half of batter in pan.  Sprinkle half of topping over batter and swirl with a knife.   Pour remaining batter over mixture and sprinkle again with topping mix and swirl with knife.  Bake at 350 between 50 and 60 min.

Freezes well and stays nice and moist in frig. for quite a while,  unless everyone eats it up first.
 
If you like, shake powdered sugar over cake when cool.  Enjoy!

 

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