Recently, I attended Caleb’s bris. (He’s this perfect little guy that just joined us in this world.) It was lovely and emotional and he slept through the whole ceremony. And, like any good Jewish celebration, it was accompanied with copious amounts of food and dessert. One particularly delicious one – this coffee cake. It was so good, the baker gave me the recipe and I made it for Grandma the same week.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Here’s what you do:
1. Generously butter a bundt pan.
2. In an electric mixer, combine the butter, 1 1/4 cup sugar, and eggs, and beat until light and fluffy.
3. Add flour (sifted if you can) and baking powder and baking soda to the bowl. Beat to combine.
4. Add vanilla. Blend in.
5. Make the filling: combine the two remaining tablespoons sugar with the walnuts, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
7. Place into a cold oven, set at 350 degrees, for about 55 minutes.
P.S. My sister, Ashley, made it today. Hers looks pretty amazing too, and she said it tasted great!