Monday, August 20, 2007

Vanilla-Glazed Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Bake: 1 hour/ cool 15 min. 350 degrees
*Don't let the sour cream scare you! I'm not
a huge fan of sour cream but I cannot get
enough of this coffee cake.

1/2 c. packed brown sugar Vanilla Glaze:
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp groud cinnamon 1/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar 2-3 tsp milk
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) margarine or butter at room temp.
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sour cream

1.Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom and sides of bundt pan with shortening (or you can just use regular bread pans).
2.Mix brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon-- set aside.
3.Beat the granulated sugar, margarine, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl with the electric mixer on medium speed, 2 min.
4.Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture on low speed until well blended. Beat in about 1/2 c. of the sour cream until blended. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and sour cream.
5.Spread 1/3 of the batter (about 2 cups) into the greased pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture. Repeat layers once. Spread with remaining batter.
6.Bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
7.Place the pan on a wire cooling rack and cool for 5 min.
8.For the glaze just mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
9.Dip a small spoon into glaze. Spread glaze over top of cake, letting the glaze drip down sides of cake and off sppon. Serve cake warm or cool.

4 comments:

Anita said...

jena bena!! After looking at your blog, mark said "jena is way cooler than we are!" he he how do you get all of that cool stuff on your blog? we would love to know...P.S. we have a new number its 208-716-3192.. PSS your house looks way cute!!! love ya nita and mark

Sharon said...

Jena, I'm sorry I'm posting this personal email on your blog but I don't have an email address for you. I just wanted to say it was great to see you at church in 1st ward! I'm sorry I didn't make it over to say hi - when I finally turned around you'd disappeared! You and your family looked great - lots of big smiles and hugs to the Mortenson clan. Love, Sharon

Josh and Jena said...

Sharon,
I tried to write you back on your blog, but couldn't get through, so I'm hoping that you'll come back to look at this! Things were so crazy after church, so I'm so very sorry I didn't get to talk to you either. You're always so sweet and i would have loved to catch up! I hope you guys are doing well- you also looked great- as always!
Love love- Jena

The Macdonald family said...

Jena is the best cook in the world!