I slightly adapted this recipe is from the
Stephanie Inn Cookbook, written with Lori McKean
and the Stephanie Inn staff of Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Blackberry Hints, Tips, and Information, and
Blackberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Brunch and Breakfast
Yields: 1 cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 50 min
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated
eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup fresh or frozen
* If fresh
blackberries are not in season, you can substitute other fresh berries,
such as blueberries or huckleberries, or use dried fruits such as
raisins, currants, or dried cherries.
Preheat oven to 350
degrees F. Oil a
bundt pan, cake pan, or 10-inch
sprinkle pan lightly with sugar.
In a large mixing bowl,
whip the butter at medium speed until creamy. Reduce the speed to low
and gradually add the sugar, mixing well. Add the eggs, one at a time,
mixing well, and then add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Increase
the speed to medium and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl as
In another large bowl,
combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix thoroughly.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in several increments,
mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in the pecans or walnuts
Pour the batter into the
prepared pan and bake for approximately 40 to 50 minutes, or until a
toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cake is done when the internal temperature
registers approximately 205 to 209 degrees F. on your
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Makes 1 cake.