Thursday, December 4, 2014

Great Holiday Read and a Cake Recipe

The characters will walk right off the pages and into your heart because they are real live people. This is a treasury of family stories, told with easy Southern charm and warm humor.A great read for the holiday season.

Any Holiday Celebration
Coffee Cake



  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  2.  Drain cherries on paper towels. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in cherries.
  3. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9-in. springform pan; sprinkle with half of the pecan mixture. Top with remaining batter and pecan mixture. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan just before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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