|KitchenAid Professional 600, 6 qt, 575 Watt|
Let's all take a moment to admire my new toy. :) Yes, a KitchenAid mixer FINALLY! I know what you're thinking, why isn't it red?
Well, I love red so much that I painted my kitchen red. Since this will be sitting on my counter I thought I should get something that would pop against the wall. I went with nickel pearl. It matches my stainless steel appliances perfectly. I'm super-excited to have one. Aside from constantly seeing mixers on various blogs, I also drooled all over my moms red mixer every time I went to her house. My husband actually bought this for me, because I couldn't stand to part with the money (that's why it took me so long to buy one)! But I think it's a great investment.
Notice the reflection of the pumpkins and snowman.
Bye-bye pumpkins, hello snowman.
Xmas decorating today!
|The other pics are darker, but this is closer to the actual color.|
Ok, I've forced you to look at mixer pics long enough, time to move on, but not to the coffee cake. Xmas decorations first. I have about 10 million gingerbread decorations. Here is one, but trust me, there are so many more. I won't torture you though.
|I love teapots (thanks to my mom).|
Here is the recipe! It came out very well. The only thing I struggled with was dividing the batter. It seemed like there wasn't enough batter to divide in half and spread across the pan. Next time, I will skip this step and just pour in all of the batter and sprinkle with the topping. A smaller pan seems like a good idea, but I wouldn't try it since the cake rises pretty high.
Add the ingredients.
Remove from oven, let cool.
Sour Cream (Yogurt) Coffee Cake
Original Recipe: KitchenAid Recipe Book (came with the mixer)
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used butter)
- 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream (I used plain yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine the brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar and salt in the mixer bowl. Add the butter, vanilla and sour cream (or yogurt). Turn to speed 2 (use the flat beater) and mix for about 1 minute until everything is combined. Stop and scrape the bowl. Turn the speed to 4 and mix for about 2 minutes. Stop and scrape the bowl, then turn to speed to 2 and add the eggs one at a time. Mix until everything is well combined. By the way, I only scrape the bowl once.
- Spread half of the batter in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan or a 10-inch tube (I used the pan). Sprinkle on half of the topping. Pour on the rest of the batter and sprinkle the rest of the topping on.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until middle is done.
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