Sour Cream Coffee Cake "Surprise"
Cindy Smith Bryson
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This WAS a great surprise in the middle! The chocolate and coffee combination sets this coffee cake apart. I also really like the nut meal that coated the cake pan. It really makes a great first taste of the coffee cake. The Test Kitchen
1/4 cground nut meal (I used pecans)
2 call-purpose flour
1/2 tspbaking powder
1 tspbaking soda
1 & 1/3 cgranulated sugar
2 largeeggs, at room temperature
1 tspvanilla extract
1 csour cream, at room temperature
1 Tbspinstant coffee powder
1 cchocolate chips
1 stick(8 tbsp.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
How to Make Sour Cream Coffee Cake "Surprise"
- TO MAKE NUT MEAL CRUST:
Toast nuts in skillet until they smell toasted, about 8 minutes. Pulse in food processor until finely ground. NOTE: a coffee grinder may work also (have not tried it).
- Spritz a 10-inch Bundt pan w/ cooking spray. Sprinkle w/ nut meal; turn the pan to coat evenly. Set aside. NOTE: If nut meal does not adhere well to the sides of your bundt pan or you have a Teflon pan: Use butter flavored Crisco to grease sides of pan.
- TO MAKE CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixer bowl, on medium speed, beat butter and 1 cup sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Mix in sour cream. Stir dry ingredients into batter until just combined. Spoon 1/2 of batter into prepared pan.
- In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and instant coffee powder. Sprinkle 1/2 of this mixture over batter and top w/ 2/3 cup chocolate chips. Spread remaining batter on top and sprinkle w/ remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and then remaining chocolate chips. Gently push into batter.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until tester inserted in middle comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert on wire rack to complete cooling. SERVING NOTE: Delish in the morning (or anytime) with a cup of coffee or your favorite hot beverage!