Vanilla Streusel Coffee Cake
Posted by: Mai Wed, 12 Jan 2005, at 11:24 a.m.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups softened butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, split in half and scraped
Preheat over to 325. Butter 10" tube pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and set aside. Combine
butter and sugar in large bowl and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and vanilla seeds scraped
from bean. Gradually brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Turn 1/3
of the batter into the tube pan and sprinkle with 1/2 of the nut mixture.
Repeat. Add remaining batter and spoon diluted vanilla over top. Bake 60 to 70
minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan. (Texture will be moist.)
Makes one cake.