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Coffee Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Coffee Cake, by , is from The Beach Club Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

The Kohl Family
Added: Thursday, April 24, 2008


cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup brown sugar
cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter until soft. Add sugar, cream till fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, cream well after each. Sift dry ingredients together-add alternately with sour cream beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into well buttered 9x13-in. pan, cover with of topping. Pour in remaining batter and top with rest of topping. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.




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