Wellesley Coffee Cake

Tri-City HeraldAugust 21, 2012 

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Wellesley Coffee Cake

Makes: 12 portions


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


4 teaspoons sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with each addition.

Add sour cream, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture and beat.

In separate bowl, combine sugar, pecans and cinnamon for filling.

Place one third of batter in well-greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Sprinkle with three-quarters of filling mixture. Spoon in rest of batter and sprinkle with remaining filling. Bake 1 hour.

From: Come for Cocktails, Stay for Supper by Marian Burros and Lois Levin

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