1 cup buttermilk or sour milk Place the cake into the oven and bake for 1 hour or until the cake is done. Keywords: Coffee Cake, Old Fashioned Coffee Cake, Tag @tootsweet4two on Instagram and hashtag it #tootsweet4two. This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. 1 egg. Sift sugar, salt and flour together. Beat in egg. I am a huge fan of coffee cake and peanut butter. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add sifted dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix well (batter will be thick). In a large bowl, add in the brown sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon. Just divine. We have many years of friendship to keep us company in our older years. Reserve one cup of mixture for topping. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'tootsweet4two_com-banner-1','ezslot_2',113,'0','0']));Tootles. Crumble topping over mixture. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add all of the coffee and sour cream. Butter a bunt cake pan and pour batter in, before adding topping. In a large saucepan, heat the butter and water until it comes to a boil. Made in a square baking pan (8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inches), it should be served warm from the oven. Mix all together well and add coffee. Not sure how I manage to have roses – between gophers and neglect, I’m a lucky girl! I asked for the check, put on my coat, rushed us out and then, standing at the corner of 86th and Madison, stuck my head under D.'s umbrella and kissed her soft cheek goodbye. Blend. Because with this cake we’re talking about a moist peanut butter crumb topped by a creamy peanut butter frosting topped by a sprinkle of roasted peanuts. Bonus Content:  here’s a close-up photo of the beautiful rose bouquet on roses from my garden! ★☆ A quarter of it was gone. 1 cup brown sugar Mostly you think that probably everyone in fiction and real life is getting a divorce. Thanks, Jocelyn! But, Mom turns 84 this month, so I’m guessing it’s more than 60 years old.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'tootsweet4two_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',110,'0','0'])); Anyway, this recipe for Mom’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cake is straight out of that cookbook’s 60+ years pages – a testament to the endurance of time-tested recipes, families and love. And look at those nice teaspoons of cinnamon and nutmeg and all that brown sugar! But she'd sent me a note and a coffee cake recipe after she'd read my book: Do you remember the time I saw you smoking outside of Bloomingdales and you asked me not to tell your mom? Mix until smooth. Set aside. There was no butter involved at all, just a cup of "salad oil." She has a couple of famous writer friends and her love life was the subject of a best-selling book that was made into a movie. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar. My older son was applying to college, my younger son was wrestling, my husband was traveling, blah, blah, blah. One of her favorite nieces was marrying a wonderful guy. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Me, me, me! I normally start with the forks and finish crumbling the streusel together with my fingers. It's a lose-lose! If you would like to submit your articles and recipes for sharing, please message us on our Facebook page! The only who came over to give me a kiss was my dog, and she would ditch me as soon as someone fed her dinner. I really, really enjoyed digging through my stash of ancient cookbooks for inspiration. I kept that secret until many years later when it didn't matter anymore. Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Combine butter, peanut butter and milk in a pan on top of stove and bring to a boil. We both ordered Greek salads, mine with anchovies, hers without. I lined the bottom of the pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the cake slices. Enjoy. Recipe adapted from The View From Great Island. Gently spread the batter out as best as you can to try to cover the middle layer of streusel. This cake does the sweet and salty thing justice and it feels like the kind of simple but delicious cake Grandma would have waiting to greet you as soon as you walked in the door. "Here," she said. Here is an old recipe I used to make for a coffee cake. Remove from oven, cool slightly and cut into 9 equal-sized squares. Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. Add spices. Instead, we talked about lifelong friends and new friends. Let cool 2 minutes, then whisk in eggs, milk, and vanilla until well incorporated. But today, she didn't ask me one word about my book. I thought about all the women I knew, the recipes we've exchanged, the books we've traded, the writing we've discussed, the secrets we've shared, the help we have given and received, the web of friendship we have woven across states and years, marriages and careers. She was divorced and taking care of her ex-husband. Add to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. If your friend is doing one of them, your job is to show up and listen. The cake looked easy. Disclosure + Privacy Policy Between the flavor of the coffee and the extra layer of streusel thrown in there, I think I put the pizzazz back into this cake. D. noted how much she loves and depends on hers. There was no melting of butter or chocolate, no separating egg yolks from whites. And those roses are just gorgeous! Unsubscribe at any time. Enjoy! 1 t. baking soda Filed Under: Breakfast, Recipes, Sweet Eats Tagged With: baked goods, bread, cake, cinnamon, crumbles, Mother's Day, nuts, recipe classics, roses, snacks, streusel, tea party recipes, Teach Me to Cook, vegetarian, I think I put some of the streusel in the middle of the batter (as in a layer), This coffee cake sounds wonderful!! Neither one of us was at the top of our writing game. Today is National Voter Registration Day!