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World's Best Coffee Cake Recipe

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This recipe for World's Best Coffee Cake, by , is from The Burton/Powell Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Robbie Horn


2 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
30 ounces melted butter
10.5 cups cake flour

2 pounds dark brown sugar
10 ounces butter
1 ounce cinnamon

1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
2 TB vanilla
3 cups cake flour
1.5 cups sugar
1/2 TB baking soda
1/4 TB baking powder
1/4 TB salt
1/2 pound butter, softened

Preheat oven to 325.

To make the crumb, whisk the sugar, spices, and salt into the melted butter. Add the flour with a spatula. It will look like a solid dough. Wrap and set aside.

To make the cake, in a bowl stir together the sour cream, egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Set aside. In a mixer with a paddle mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. When mixed, add in the butter and a spoonful of the sour cream mix. Mix until the flour is moistened. Increase the speed and mix in the rest of the sour cream mixture in two batches.

Melt the drizzle ingredients together (butter, sugar, and cinnamon)

Brush two spring form pans with shortening and dust with flour. Pour half of each batter into each pan. Our half of the drizzle on each pan full of cake batter, spreading it evenly. Break apart the crumb and evenly distribute into each pan. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes or until done. Cool completely before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 whole coffee cakes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Takes a lot of cheek to claim that anything is "World's Best," but when Linda Powell and I tried this on a rainy afternoon at a resort in Fairhope, Alabama, we had to agree with its' title! Since the trip to Fairhope was a belated birthday gift to me from Linda, it seemed fitting that we indulge in this decadent cake! Just one of the many great memories from our trip!




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