Decadent Butterscotch Nut
This in a wonderfully moist, decadent coffee cake. It freezes
Macadamia-Spice Swirl Filling:
3/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 T. (firmly packed) light brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Coconut-butterscotch-sour cream batter:
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 cup butterscotch flavoured chips
18 T. unsalted butter, softened
1.75 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 T. vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Garnish, when ready to serve:
2 T. confectionersí sugar, for sifting
Make the filling: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease
then flour inside of a
10 inch bundt pan. Thoroughly combine the chopped nuts, sugar,
light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in bowl, set aside.
Make batter: Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon and
nutmeg. In small bowl, toss the butterscotch chips with 1
tsp. sifted mixture.
Cream butter in bowl for 3 minutes. Beat in half of sugar;
for 2 minutes longer. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
On low, alternately add the sifted mixture in 3 additions with
the sour cream
in 2 additions. Stir in the chips and coconut. Spoon a bit
more than half
of batter into the pan. Using the back of a Tbsp. Make a
trench through the
middle of the batter, pushing the batter about 3/4 inch up the
sides of the pan
. Sprinkle most of the nut mixture into the trench, and a little
of it on the pushed
up sides. Spoon in the remaining batter. Draw a table
knife lightly through
the batter to swirl it, taking care not to touch sides or bottom
of pan (which
will make the cake stick to the pan) Smooth the top.
Bake for 55 minutes or until risen and toothpick comes out clean.
The sides will gently pull from the pan. Cool the cake in pan on
for 5 to 7 minutes. Invert, cool completely.
This recipe can be easily doubled to make two cakes.
Use pecans or walnuts if you do not have macadamia nuts.
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