Your Place or Mine Coffee Cake


-cup Shortening

-cup Sugar

1-teaspoon Cinnamon extract

1-teaspoon Baking soda

6-tablespoons Butter

2-teaspoons Cinnamon, ground

3-large Eggs

2-cups Flour

1-teaspoon Baking Power

-pint Sour cream

1-cup Brown sugar

1-cup Walnuts, chopped


Cream thoroughly shortening, sugar, and cinnamon extract; add eggs and beat well; sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and add alternately with sour cream. Blend well. Spread batter in the bottom of a greased and lined with wax paper tube pan. Cream together; butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Mix well and sprinkle over the batter in the pan. Add remaining batter and sprinkle on remaining nut mixture. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Serves 6

Note: This is great with a cream cheese or powdered sugar icing/frosting if you prefer cake with icing/frosting. You can also add a different extract for a little different flavor or even a different nut can change it a little and I have made those changes and they are really good, but this is the best to me family.

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