The Perfect Coffeecake

The Perfect Coffeecake

¼ lbs. soft butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon

preheat oven to 325 degrees.

beat butter and one cup of the sugar until fluffy.
beat in eggs, one at a time.
stir in sour cream and vanilla.

sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and stir into batter until smooth.

spoon half the batter into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.

combine the remaining sugar, nuts and cinnamon and sprinkle 2/3 of it over the batter.

top with remaining nut mixture.

bake 50 minutes or until done.
serve warm.

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