Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Today's the day. Interview time at 2:55pm. I've never been to such a thorough interview. I've had to prepare a 300 word essay, prepare answers to the questions I suspect they will ask me, and when I get there I have to do an English and Maths test.
Talk about jumping through hoops! I guess they have to do it though to find the right candidate. Fingers crossed it's me!
What is the worst interview experience you've ever had?

Editing the photo for this post just made me giggle. You always get photos of a half eaten cake. I can't seem to take a picture quick enough before my family has pounced on it and its all gone.
The idea for the cake came about after I made Bobby Dean's Mac and Cheese for dinner. I hardly use sour cream, and with nearly a tub left I thought what a better way to use it up then in cake?

Recently I've been asked; you live in the UK, why use cup measures?
I use cup measure because it's just easier. If you don't have proper cup measures my advice is to use a mug. Make sure you use the same mug for all the ingredients, that will ensure the ratio is still right and it will taste good. When baking just keep your eye on it as the timing might be a little off.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

For cake:1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
12oz. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. coffee granules
For topping:
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar

Method:Grease and line a 9"X13" baking pan, and until the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs to the mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Mix the coffee and vanilla into the sour cream.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream mixture. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
Pour half the batter into the pan, and sprinkle with half of the topping. Add the remainder of the batter on top, and sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Sara Strauss said...

OMG that cake looks so delicious! Good luck on your interview!

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