Thursday, November 3, 2011

FABBY: Walnut Coffee Cake

I have a full house for four days for local holliday. So our two daughters, sil and  my two grandgirls are here, and mother of course... forgot, and our grandpuppy Chloe too!  I baked this delish Walnut Coffee Cake from a Good Housekeeping Book, recipe they all love... and I fixed a small table, so my daughter Alexandra who's a professional photographer can shoot some pics for her digital magazine. Alexandra gave me some pictures for me to share with you, and she kept others for her digital magazine.  I'm also sharing a photograph my husband took of our daughter Alexandra.
 Here is the cake with walnut filling.  The silver spoons were my mother's and were used in her First Communion when she was 7 years old back in 1937.
 With a red candle it would look great Christmas time, as this fall candle is orange. Alexandra loves my reticulated china set, so she used the teacups for the photo shoot.
 Don't you just love that sky in the background?

 The tablecloth  I had made from my living room moire yellow draperies and they came out great for the round table and, I had enough material for the large rectangular one too.

 Than later Alexandra thought it would look great putting the walnuts inside the cavety below. If anyone likes to enter Alexandra's web page and see her work, she'd love to have you, as she's our No.1 fan of us ladies and gentlemen from blog land. 
   Here is our daughter Alexandra in a photo hubby took of her for a magazine.  She lives in the capital, Quito.
I am also sharing the recipe as I've made it a few times and everyne loves it, I remember my dear MIL loved it so much she had me make it for her "Saints day". 


1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 Cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flouer
3/4 Cups chopped pecans or walnuts (I use walnuts)
1/3 Cup brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
3/4 Cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 container sour cream (16 ounces)
1 Cup confectioner's sugar
4 to 6 spoons milk.....(I prefer to use lemon juice instead of milk)

1)  Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease 12 cup fluted baking pan; dust with flouer...(my mil taught me to use fine bread crumbs instead of flouer to gurantee non sticking and it's totally true!)
 2)  On waxed paper, combine b. powder, b. soda, salt and 3 Cups of flouer.  In small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar,cinnamon and remaining flouer.
3)  In large bowl of mixer at medium speed , beat granulated sugar, butter and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until creamy.  Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.  Alternatelly beat in flouer mixture and sour-cream
beginning and ending with flouer mixture.  Beat just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl.
4)  Evenly spread 2 cups of batter in prepared pan; sprinfle with half of nut mixture.   Top with 2 cups batter.  Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture, then spread with remaining batter.
5)  Bake cake 55 to 60 minutes on until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 min.  With small metal spatula, loosen cake from pan; invert onto rack to cool completely.
6)  Prepare glaze:   In small bowl, stir confectioner's sugar, milk or lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over cake  using a tablespoon.

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  1. Fabby, what gorgeous photos!!! You must be so proud of her!! The cake looks wonderful and the setting is just perfect!!

  2. wonderful setting and the cake looks great. Your daughter is beautiful. Hugs, Janet

  3. I love the blue color of the sky in the background of your lovely table.

  4. What beautiful pictures. Your daughter is such a good photographer. Your table is lovely and the cake looks so delicious.

    Jocelyn @

  5. Fabby,
    that looks lucious an what a great idea putting a candle in the middle.
    Love that..
    What a beautiful young lady your daughter is..

  6. Beautiful daughter, table, sky, candle in the center of the cake, walnuts in the center of the cake.....everything is so pretty!

    Yummy looking cake..thanks for sharing the recipe.....

  7. Beautiful photography, Fabby! The cake looks delicious...
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Beautiful photos. I like the one with the walnuts in the cavity of the cake. Your daughter is beautiful and talented! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Pamela

  9. What a lovely setting for your yummy cake! Love those precious dishes, too. I like the idea of the candle inside the cake, but the walnuts look really nice, too. Both are great ideas.

    The sky looks so beautiful in your photos! What a brilliant blue.

  10. The cake sounds delish. I love the photos and can't decide which one I like more - with the red candle or with the walnuts.

  11. The photos Alexandra took are amazing, Fabby. Just gorgeous still pictures! And she is so pretty too. Beauty and brains molded into one! The cake looks scrumptious and I like your reticulated set too.....Christine

  12. Great photos...I would love at sliver or more of that cake right now!!!

  13. I DO love that view! The cups and saucers are so pretty! Everything looks wonderful!

  14. That cake looks so yummy! I love the gorgeous photos too.

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  15. Oh, my...I do love coffee cake...this one looks amazing. The photos are all just is your daughter.:)

  16. Fun pics, I like the one with the walnuts! And the cake sounds great, thanks for sharing:@)

  17. Fabby, absolutely beautiful. I am awed!


  18. Hi Fabby,
    great autumn themed setting and a yummy cake. As much as I can see is your daughter a pretty woman.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  19. What a beautiful table and luscious looking cake, Fabby! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Thanks also for linking this lovely treat to Potpourri Friday!

  20. Fabby, your cake looks so lovely, and a very special dessert. I love the candle in the middle as well as the nuts. Beautiful pictures!

  21. Fabby, your daughter is beautiful and a wonderful photographer! The walnut cake looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. Have a great weekend. I will go to your daughters sight too. XO, pinky

  22. Oh Fabby!
    Such a pretty post!
    I could swear I watched the sun set as I was scrolling through your photos.
    Love the tea cups sets and your butter yellow tablecloth.
    So beautiful, all of it.
    Love your new profile photo!
    You are GORgeous, girlfriend.

  23. I LOVE the dish in your header - sooooo gorgeous! Your coffee cake sounds so yummy. Can't wait to try it out.


  24. Fabby, this is just wonderful!! That cake looks delicious! Love your table! You are so creative! And, your daughter is gorgeous! Many blessings to you!

  25. What a beautiful table and cake! The photography is the ones with the blue hour in the background! Really beautiful table!

    Miss Bloomers

  26. Your photographs are outstandingly beautiful! Alexandra really captured the moment of "deliciousness" on your terrace, and the blue sky is awesome in the background, too! Your daughter is stunning and so elegant in her photo. I know you and your husband love her dearly and are so proud of her! I bookmarked her site so I can browse at my leisure. I am so happy she is there for a visit. And before I go, your Danish coffee cake is yummy looking!!

  27. I love the whimsy of the candle in the coffeecake. It has a bit of a volcanic look about it, and that makes it so much fun. Thanks for the clever idea and beautiful tablescape.

  28. Beautiful table setting and a yummy cake. How perfect! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

  29. Love the photo shoot - beautiful just beautiful. The cake looks fab with the candle in the middle and I like the idea of the walnuts inside it too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  30. Hi Fabby...

    Hope you're having a super sweet Sunday, dear lady!

    Thank you for sharing this lovely tea and cake with us for the Sunday Favorites party is such a treat! Mmmm...the walnut cake looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I too, love the reticulated teacups...sooo very pretty! I really enjoyed Alexandra's photos...the first photo was my favorite! I love being able to see your beautiful city lights in the background! What a talented daughter you have, dear friend! Thanks for sharing her photos with us...your tea and cake table is lovely!!!

    Love ya,

  31. Hi Fabby! I just found you by backlinking from someone's blog-don't ask me where!;>) Anyway, this is a beautiful blog and I am your newest follower. I will be dogging your every step now! Hugs~Diana

  32. Your daughter is very, very talented! The setting is beautiful, and she captured the fabulous sky in the background to perfection!!! Gorgeous! I will visit her site when I am feeling better. I just have a few minutes out of bed. I've been sick with the flu for several days. I just needed to get up for a few minutes because I am so bored!!!! I love watching television, but I am sick of it right now! I promise to visit her site, though, when I'm feeling better. Take care of yourself, and thank you for stopping by my blog a few days ago. Talk to you soon, Fabby!!!

  33. Fabby,
    Your coffee cake looks divine, and your daughter is very pretty.
    I'm going to have to try this coffee cake. Pat

  34. Hi pretty Fabby! Oh, your daughter is beautiful and the photos are excellent! The cake looks so good. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  35. An absolutely beautiful table, Fabby!

    The photos are amazing!

  36. It sounds so good, thanks for sharing, and your table is the bomb. Have a great day, thanks for stopping by my house. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  37. Your daughter is so pretty...I know you are so proud of her. The cake recipe sounds yummy...Thanks for sharing!

  38. Dear Fabby,

    I want a lice of that great looking cake and cup of coffee please.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  39. Simply beautiful!

    My Pink, have a nice weekend!


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