Did you ever get in the kitchen and cook with your mom or dad as a kid? I used to hang around the kitchen, but as soon as my mom would break out the butter, sugar, flour and eggs I would appear right by her side. Some things really never change, as much as I love cooking savory food, desserts are still my favorite thing to make.
Today #SundaySupper along with American Family Insurance is taking a trip down memory lane and cooking up some of our favorite childhood meals. American Family Insurance is also hosting a fun sweepstakes to share your favorite recipe, keep on reading after the recipe for more information.
Coming up with a favorite family recipe provide to be more than a challenge than I expected it to be! I decided the best time to question my mom was at Rosh Hashanah dinner last week, the entire family would be gathered together and someone was bound to come up with something good. My mom is a wonderful cook, she went through phases of trying out different cuisines, but also had her staples that we lovingly enjoyed. Here is the thing about her recipes, they are brown. Chicken marsala, skirt steak, marinaded flank steak, meatballs, meatloaf, all delicious but brown! I joked with my family that they should have prepared for a future food blogger in the family and cooked more colorful meals.
So instead we turned to desserts, this was an area that I at least stepped in and helped out with. I lovingly made – and ate – chocolate chip cookies with my mom and her cheesecake is practically famous but it still wasn’t clicking with me. Then one brother hit the mark, moms coffee cake, filled with chocolate, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar and topped with more walnuts and sugar. Can you smell the cake now? Are you imagining the moist and tender crumb? There is no better coffee cake than this one and we hadn’t enjoyed it in years. The reason why? Mom misplaced the recipe! We recalled as much as could and I’m happy to say I think I came up with a pretty good replica.
I only wish my mom didn’t fly back down to Florida and we were able to experiment together. Baking is the best and most fun way to introduce your youngest family members into the kitchen. All the mixing and the the promise of a batter covered spoon to lick will make anyone excited to get their hands dirty.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1¼ cups cane sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups sour cream
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup cane sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grease and flour a 10-12 cup bundt pan.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and airy about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla extract.
- Add half the flour mixture, mix until just combined.
- Stir in the sour cream and then the remaining flour.
- In a small bowl mix the chopped walnuts and ¾ cup sugar. In a second small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and tablespoon of sugar.
- In the bottom of the bundt pan, in an even layer spread about ⅓ of the walnut mixture.
- Top the walnuts with half of the batter and carefully spread in an even layer.
- Next add the cocoa powder and then the remaining walnuts. Finishing with the remaining batter and smooth the top of the bundt pan with a spatula or spoon.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before inverting the cake on a platter or a cooling rack.
As I mentioned above American Family Insurance is sponsoring a fun sweepstakes to share your recipe for the next 6 weeks. There will be a weekly prize of a $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card, plus a grand prize of $500 Williams-Sonoma gift card. For details visit: https://contests.amfam.com/familydinnertable/
Speaking of great recipes, make sure you check out what the rest of the #SundaySuper family is sharing today!
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- Swiss Steak by Curious Cuisiniere
- Veggie Mac and Cheese by Hip Foodie Mom
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