French Coffee Cake

"I got this from an Episcopal Church cookbook on a visit to St. John's/Divine in NYC. The cake is very good and not real sweet."
French Coffee Cake created by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
1 coffeecake




  • Sift flour, soda and baking powder together.
  • Cream sugar and margarine together.
  • and beat in eggs.
  • Add 1/4 of flour mixture and 1/3 of sour cream; continue to alternate.
  • and cream until blended.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Grease and flour loaf pan.
  • Combine ingredients, pour 1/3 batter into pan.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 filling over batter.
  • Add another 1/3 batter and remaining filling.
  • Cover with remaining batter.
  • Marble with knife.
  • Bake at 350F for 45-50 minute Dust with powdered sugar when cool.
  • 12 servings.

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  1. olivebar4
    When you state "instant coffee" do you mean granules or make the cup of coffee and use 2 TBS? Since I am not a coffee drinker, I don't understand the ingredient. Thanks. Anxiously awaiting to make this.
  2. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    French Coffee Cake Created by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
  3. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    French Coffee Cake Created by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
  4. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    French Coffee Cake Created by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
  5. aronsinvest
    Nice cake. Thanks.


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