Our son, who lives in Minneapolis, will be spending the night with us tonight as he will be on a brief business trip in Wisconsin. I wanted to have a sweet treat for him but because I am on crutches following knee surgery I am unable to cook or bake right now. Hubs is already filling in for me for dinner (he's a great cook!) but he also good-naturedly agreed to bake a simple coffee cake for me, even tho' he's never baked a thing in his life. I think he turned out a beautiful and delicious cake with this recipe! (See photos in my profile) I had him bake it in a Bundt pan rather than a 9x13, and it was perfectly baked in 50 minutes. The cake is moist and rich, even tho' there is no fat added other than the sour cream (he used full-fat). And the cinnamon does a fairly good job of masking that characteristic "cake mix taste." If a complete novice like Hubs can turn out such a beautiful and delicious cake with just a little guidance and supervision, it suggests that this is a relatively fool-proof recipe for something that deceptively seems more sophisticated. This will be a repeat, especially for "emergencies!"
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Our son, who lives in Minneapolis, will be spending the night with us tonight as he will be on...