May 06, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day {and Mom Arleen’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes

I talked a lot about heroes this week here and here.  Since we’re on this heroes theme this week, it seems appropriate to end the week with a post about Moms right before Mother’s Day.  I personally gained a deeper appreciation for my mom after I had my own kids.  It is so rewarding, but not always easy!  Working moms or moms who have their own businesses have that additional challenge  {see my post on that here}  So…in honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be sweet to share with you photos of some of the AAE team with our moms. Not everyone is on here, but I’ll continue to introduce some AAE team members to you so you can get to know the whole team better.  You can see me as a baby with Mom Maddy, Lisa of AAE {“Commander in Sweets”} as a baby with Mom Arleen, Natalie {crafter/designer} with her mom Diann, and Jo {book recipe tester} with Mum Carol.  We salute all woman on this day…Moms, Mom-in-laws, Moms-to-be.  We also pay tribute to those fabulous ladies who are like mothers to us (you know who you are.)  What will you all be doing for Mother’s Day?  Please share in comments below.

Also, Lisa’s mother shared her AMAZING Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe with us.  It is outstanding and perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.  PS – My family recipes are being saved for the book.  Happy Mother’s Day !



1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Lb Butter (unsalted)
3 Whole eggs
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
3 Cups Flour, Sifted
3 tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking Soda
1 Small carton Sour Cream (8oz)
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Meanwhile, grease and flour the tube pan.  In a medium bowl, Combine dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda and flour) together and sift.  In another medium bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon together (this will be the delicious topping).  Set this topping aside.  In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  With mixer on low setting, begin to add dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream, until just mixed.  Pour half the batter in a tube pan. Sprinkle half of the topping on top. Cover with the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the remaining topping on top.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!


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  • Sounds delicious! Yum & Happy Mother’s Day!

  • I’m going to try this immediately!!!

  • melissa

    Thanks for the post. Love the photos. Cant wait to try the recipe.

  • I have been thinking of my mom this week…miss her.
    Just might have to try this cake, sounds delicious.
    Have a lovely Mother”s Day!

  • Happy Mothers Day Amy, love this beautiful post. Happy weekend.

  • Lovely, PRICELESS photos! I do and greatly miss my own biological Mom, Grandmothers & my Mom who adopted me. My biological mom passed away when I was 4 1/2 yrs of age & was raised by her Grandmother, my sweet, loving Nanay Olay (my beloved Great-grandmother). When my Nanay Olay passed away, I was only 9 yrs old; I was adopted at age 10. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful, loving, caring, attentive adoptive Mom; she loved me like her own daughter ~ taught me many wonderful things, Life, God, Faith, Love, Joy, Gratitude, Laughter, Baking & Cooking…aaahhh, the list goes on.
    I am truly blessed in so many ways. God has given me so much love through these wonderful, selfless, decicated, devoted Mothers. Now I’m a mother myself of a truly awesome young boy who by the way just turned 11 this week, May 4th! Andrew is the love of his dad’s & mom’s life!! Motherhood is one of the many greatest gifts that’s been bestowed upon me & I am immensely grateful. I LOVE BEING A MOM & I ADORE MY SON MORE THAN HE’LL EVER KNOW! 🙂


  • Happy Mother’s Day! After 3 years my Mom will be moving back to our hometown in the coming weeks. Best gift ever! 🙂 Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

  • Happy Mother’s Day to you all!! I so loved looking at all the sweet pictures. I’m already a mommas girl but after I had my son I also gained a much deeper appreciation for her and of mothers in general. It’s a hard job, but it’s the best job 🙂

  • mara

    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • techkim

    My great aunt Fuzzy had this same recipe. I LOVE this cake it is my favorite in the world.