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I've adapted this scrumptious coffee cake from the Davenport Hotel's collection of special recipes. Although they no longer serve the original version of this cake, it will always be a favorite in our home.
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan and set aside. Prepare filling by combining all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and set aside. Prepare icing by combining all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Cover and set aside. To prepare batter, cream butter and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Blend in sour cream. Add dry ingredients and blend well. Spoon half of batter into prepared bundt pan and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle filling over batter. Add remaining batter, and smooth out evenly. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.|
|Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool until warm (not hot).|
|Drizzle with icing. Serve warm or cooled. Makes 8-10 servings.|
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Fill muffin pans with 24 cupcake liners. Add all ingredients, except the boiling water, into a mixing bowl. (I recommend a batter bowl to easily pour the batter into the cupcake liners). Beat by hand with a wire whisk, until batter is completely combined and smooth. Add the boiling water, and whisk, just until blended. (Don't be alarmed - the batter appears watery). Evenly ladle (or pour) the batter into the liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the center of the cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Cool and frost.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Perfectly sweet, but not overly so, and light and creamy just like you'd want on a cupcake.
1/3 cup butter, just slightly cooler than room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk, depending on desired consistency
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
food coloring, if desired
Beat butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 3 cups of the powdered sugar. Beat in milk and vanilla. Blend in remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar. If desired, tint with food coloring. (For the perfect pastel colored frosting, only 1 drop of food coloring is necessary).
This recipe also makes a delicious Chocolate Layer Cake. To make as a cake, divide batter evenly between three oiled and floured 8" round cake pans.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees fahrenheit oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling racks until cooled. Frost layers as desired.