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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Apple Coffee Cake

Today I bring the first in my new special feature: Vintage Recipes!  I have been collecting vintage recipes since I was a teen-ager, copying my Grandmother's hand written recipes onto new cards for her and into my personal recipe book, which I am now opening up to all of you!   Please note: These recipes are NOT healthy!  If you are looking for health conscious recipes I am afraid you are in the wrong place!  They are high in fat, high in calories, and absolutely delicious!  They were written in a time when no one knew any better, and guess what?!  My Grandmother and Grandfather ate this way every day of their lives and lived active lives well into their 80's.  Like Grandma always told me - "All good things in moderation!"                     

Apple Coffee Cake

2/3 cup butter or margarine (room temp)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
2/3 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 chopped fresh apple (about a cup)
1/3 raisins (optional)

1/4 cup flour.
1/4 cup brown sugar(firmly packed)
2 tbsp. butter or margarine (room temp)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In mixing bowl, cream buter and 1/3 cup sugar until light/fluffy. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and egg.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Blend Well.
Combine all of the topping ingredients with a fork until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
Spoon half of the batter into a greased  8 inch round cake pan.
Sprinkle with apples and raisins and half of the topping mixture.
Top with remaining batter, sprinkle remaining topping over top of the cake
Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. It's best served warm!! Also very nice with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. That reminds me of growing up. I may have to try this. thank you for posting it.