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Nutty Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

 Nutty Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
A good friend gave me this recipe. I've made it often, and everyone loves it.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • CINNAMON-NUT TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add
  • to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after
  • each addition. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and

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Nutty Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lemon juice until smooth. Spoon half of the batter into a greased
  • and floured 10-in. tube pan. Top with filling and remaining batter.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pan to a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 344 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.