Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I have been on hiatus since my spinal fusion surgery two months ago.  I have tried to sew some things however, my ability to bend is so very limited that it is more frustrating and painful than relaxing and rewarding. I did have the energy to make a coffee cake today. Having energy these days is a rare thing so I have to take advantage when I can. My husband will be thrilled, it's one of his favorites and since he has been taking such good care of me, it feels good to do something nice for him.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Here is the recipe:

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 350°. Grease a tube pan.

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla.  Mix in 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.  Spread half the batter in the prepared pan.

Prepare the filling: In a medium bowl mix 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and cinnamon.  Sprinkle cake batter with half the filling.  Spread second half of batter over the filling, and top with remaining filling.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.