Mrs. Arthur's Coffee Cake (a.k.a, French Coffee Cake)

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1/4 lb. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Topping:
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tblsp. chopped nut meats
1 tsp. cinnamon


Cream the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream and baking soda.

In a third bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Now, combine all three mixtures (butter, sour cream, and flour). Add the vanilla.

Grease and flour 2 "melon pans" or 8" x 10" pan. Put 1/2 of the batter in the pan, add 1/2 of the topping mixture, and streak through the batter with a knife to marbleize it. Add the other 1/2 of the batter and the rest of the topping and streak it with a knife again.

Bake it at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove immediately from the pan. Cool the cake and sprinkle it with powdered sugar.



Source: Mrs. Arthur