Sour Cream Orange Coffee Cake

Category: Desserts

Ingredients

Filling:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream (1/2 pint)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange extract
Grated rind of one orange (2 teaspoons)*
1 stick of butter (1/4 pound)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs

Topping:
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions

Filling: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In second bowl combine sour cream, baking soda, vanilla and orange extract. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and grated orange rind. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour and sour cream mixtures alternately to batter. Pour half of batter into a greased and floured 9" springform pan (or an 8" x 8" pan).

Topping: Combine nuts, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of this mixture over batter. Add the rest of batter, spreading gently (a flat metal icing spatula or a metal pie server works well for spreading batter). Top with remaining nut mixture. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.



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