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Aunt Alice's Coffee Cake

Moist and delicious, serve up this coffee cake for brunch, coffee with the girls, or anytime you need a little something sweet to accompany a cup of coffee or tea.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 cake


For the Cake

  • 1 stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

For the Topping

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 x 8 glass or baking pan.
  2. In an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and combine. Add vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients and stir on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the topping mix on top of the batter. Pour remaining batter on top and cover with the rest of the topping mix.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool on wire rack until ready to serve.