Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Positive. Staying positive is the mantra of the month for me. As you can see, I haven't posted since the end of September. I'm currently performing in an opera while also being the head of props for said opera, training for a marathon, working my desk job and my church job, oh, and my mother is in town for 2 weeks.

When she said she was going to come for 2 weeks during the busiest month of my year, I was NOT a happy camper. BUT, I told her she would have to bake. So, let's stay positive... Check out this delicious breakfast bread she made for me (and my coworkers)!
It really was extremely yummy. The boss at my office had many helpings...as did I. It was nice and fluffy with just the right amount of cinnamon added to it - the perfect dessert to get me through these busy and tough weeks of October.

PS Here's a picture of me in my Cherubino outfit from the opera. (I'm on the left.)
 Sour Cream Coffee Cake (from my Mom's Best Recipes Book)
Ingredients to beat together very well:
1 box white cake mix
1/2 C sugar
4 eggs
3/4 C vegetable oil
8 oz carton sour cream

Ingredients to mix together:
1/4 C brown sugar
1 C chopped pecans
2 t cinnamon

Pour 1/3 of first mixture into greased and floured tube pan. Add 1/2 of second mixture, then 1/3 of first mixture, 1/2 of second mixture, and the remaining 1/3 of first mixture.

Bake about 1 hour at 325 degrees. Let set 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Glaze if desired.
Bake well and prosper!


  1. You and the coffee cake look just divine. You'll get through this month daaaahling, with flying colours.
    *kisses* HH

  2. You look awesome!
    Sorry you are so busy, it will be nice when you can just chill when everything is done!
    I looove this cake, it looks so yummy! :D
    Thanks for the recipe!


  3. Sounds like a crazy time right now! Though it might not be ideal timing, it's always nice to have mom around...this coffee cake looks deee-lish!

  4. This cake is absolutely Yummy! I laughed reading that your boss has lots of helping on this...

    PS. You look great in your opera costume! Wish that I can be there to support your performance.

  5. awww always lovely to have mums around even during busy busy times! :)
    cute outfit lol. i wish i have a job that allows me to dress up once in a while too ;)

  6. I just realized you're living the musician's life, too! We're in this together - I'm a violinist... and I know just how tough it can be. But you're right, if you keep baking (or at least consuming baked goods ahem) you'll stay afloat :D

  7. wow... busy busy bee indeed! stay positive!!! :)

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  9. Looks amazing!!
    What a simple, yet innovative recipe.
    Can't wait to try it.


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