Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM


We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder.birds-custard-powder

I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made because I had light sour cream left over from the weekend’s baked potatoes. I do not often feature a brand but these two are the only ones that I use. Delicious!daisy-light-sour-cream


Sour cream coffee cake 
Ingredients:3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (about 2.5 ounces), dividedCooking spray4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)1 ounce whole-wheat flour (about 1/4 cup)1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided

1/3 cup butter, softened

2  large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1  (8-ounce) carton light sour cream (such as Daisy)

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon chilled butter, cut into small pieces



1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Spread oats in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until oats are barely fragrant and light brown.

3. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.

4. Reserve 1/4 cup oats; set aside. Place remaining oats in a food processor; process 4 seconds or until finely ground.

Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine processed oats, flours, baking powder,

baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.

5. Place granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for

3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture to

sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (Batter will be slightly lumpy because of

oats.) Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.

6. Combine remaining 1/4 cup oats, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter

with a pastry blender or 2 knives until well blended. Sprinkle top of batter evenly with nut mixture. Bake at 350° for 38 minutes

or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, top is golden, and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan.

Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan cut and serve with dollops of custard ( made from Birds English Custard powder – follow instructions on the box – basically milk and sugar and heat!)



About Grandma

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