Friday, February 26, 2010


Along with homeschooling and menial motherly duties, like laundry and house work, today I am baking. The house smells deliciously of brown sugar and cinnamon. Mmmmm, not sure how the diet will fair today!

I started out baking a coffee cake to bring along to the crop I am attending tomorrow. See here for the deets if you are interested. But of course, my little helper insisted on having one for him to share with his brothers, or more importantly, to have as his morning snack. And he also wanted to take some to his Grandma's tomorrow night where he will be enjoying a sleepover with his little cousin, Jake. (Thank you Grandma for the play date with Jake and visit with you and a sleep in for Ian and I.)

It's a super easy recipe cull of goodness, why don't you give it a try.

Mom's Coffee Cake (affectionately known in our home as Brown Sugar cake)

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream (you can use fat free if you wish just use a brand that is a little thicker like Gay Lee)
2 cups a/p flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

How to: Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla then beat one minute. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with sour cream to the butter batter.

Spread a little less than half of this mixture into a 9 x 12 pan. Combine filling ingredients and sprinkle a little more than half of the filling onto the batter in the pan. Top with remaining batter and then remaining filling.

Bake at 350C for 35 minutes.

Enjoy!!! Gotta run and finish our school work so I can start the housework and pack for my crop tomorrow! Woo hoo, it's going to be so much fun! Can't wait to see all my scrappy friends again.

Have a great weekend!

PS. Um yeah, I didn't even make it through this post without sampling the cake! Had to make sure it was edible after all!


  1. Your cake looks yummy Laura, I must try it out! Enjoy the time with your friends, lucky you to have them close by. Hugs Sharon

  2. Just looking at your blog....really enjoying it too. A question, what is a/p flour?


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