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Yields 1 (9-inch) coffee cake

This recipe comes from our dear friend, Sally, and her Mother, Jean. Jean had the delightful nick-name of Cookie. This is our absolute favorite recipe for coffee cake, and we think that you will love it, too!



  • a pinch of salt

  • 1 c. butter

  • 1 1/4 c. sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 c. sour cream

  • 2 c. sonora flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 8 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

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  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cream butter and sugar

  3. Add slightly beaten eggs, vanilla, sour cream, and dry ingredients

  4. Spread half of the batter in a buttered 9-inch tube pan and sprink;e with half of topping

  5. Repeat with the rest of the batter and the remaining topping

  6. Bake for 45 minutes

  7. Let stand one hour and lift out onto a plate to cool