Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blackberry Yummy Yummness

In certain parts of the world, ok, in West Des Moines Iowa I used to be famous for this coffee cake.  Now I'm just a SAHM and  famous in my own house for it. It is the coffee cake my boys are going to request for the rest of my life and that makes me happy.  So, I'm going to my grave making this cake and it is about time I share the recipe.   

Blackberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake:

1/2 cup(1 stick) unsalted butter
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1. tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blackberries


1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10 inch round baking pan.  In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar at high speed until pale and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.Add the sour cream, beating until smooth.  Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and add to the egg mixture.  Add vanilla and blend thoroughly.  Carefully fold in the blackberries.

For the Topping: Combine ingredients in a small bowl

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with half of the topping mixture.  Add the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remainder of the topping mixture.  Bake approximately 48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 30-45 minutes before slicing and serving.

Note: I make this cake year round using frozen blackberries.
I never sift the flour and other ingredients together-way too much work .
I usually put a cookie sheet or some foil under the pan because it tends to bake up over the pan and makes a big mess at the bottom of the oven.

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Jenny said...

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the recipe, been wanting some since you moved away... as for the room, I love it!You are way too hard on yourself. "House Beautiful" has got nothin' on you babe, it looks great!!!

Becca said...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!! You don't give away secret recipes! Now everyone will know how to make it and I can't take it everywhere I go! LOL... just kidding...love you!

Brenda said...

That sounds very yummy. I love sour cream coffee cakes!