Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Cousin Mutty!

Here are some flowers for you, to celebrate your birthday!

Cousin Mutty is the youngest of my cousins, but we're all old now! She, fortunately, doesn't look it!

When I was digging out recipes this weekend, I found several that were from her mom, my aunt Grace. Mutty asked if I'd found the sour cream coffee cake recipe -- I knew there was a coffee cake of Gracie's, but not sure if it was the sour cream one.

It was! So, as a special birthday greeting, here's Gracie's coffee cake mix, from April 1960. (I won't say how old Mutty was then, but she wasn't five yet.)

Grace’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake (April 1960)

(Whip together)
¼ c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla

Add these dry ingredients sifted together:
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1t baking soda
¼ t. salt

Crumb Mixture:

Mix together
1 ¼ c. brown sugar
½ c. chopped nuts
½ t. cinnamon

Layer in a greased angel food or bundt pan: 1/3 mixture on bottom, half of batter, 1/3 mixture in middle, other half of batter and 1/3 on top. (If you like, swirl with a knife.)

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.


  1. I love the name "mutty" that short for something !!!!

  2. Gorgeous flowers and a very sweet birthday tribute to "Mutty." What a name!

  3. Oh! I am looking for a good sour cream cake recipe--am going to try this! Thanks

  4. How beautiful and lovely.
    Love Jeanne
    Ontario Canada~

  5. Mmmmmm yummy! I love all of these old fashioned recipes. And that first photo of the sunflowers just made me swoon! Happy birthday Mutty. Love that name. Sounds like it comes from my family. Such a wonderful name! xo

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  7. Happy Birthday to Mutty. Oh..the sour cream cake recipe sounds wonderful..I love simple family recipes like that. They are a treasure. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Yummy,,that sounds so good!!! And those sunflowers are beautiful. Happy Birthday Mutty!!!
    Hope your having a great week-end!!

  10. Happy Birthday to Mutty!

    The cake sounds delish!


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