Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Morning Treat ~

A friend is coming over this morning to see the garden, so I thought I would make us a little treat to have with a cup of coffee as we meander the garden. My favorite coffee cake is Merk's Coffee Cake, a vintage recipe from the first Los Angeles Times Cookbook.
It is so easy to make and is that perfect combination: brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon and 
butter ~ yum! The addition of sour cream in the batter gives a very light texture.
This makes a nice size cake and will stay fresh for several even seems to improve with age.
Some things never seem to get old ~ Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you for the recipe. I will make one tomorrow! I love your roses and your picture are so romantic!

  2. Yum the coffee cake sounds wonderful. Will have to make when I have friends coming over and we can sit in the garden.
    Thank so much for sharing. Hope you all had a great time.

  3. Hi Adrienne, I have enjoyed this very same recipe for many years, so classic, easy and delicious!
    How lucky you are to enjoy strolling your garden with a friend, we are still waiting for Spring to arrive here...soon very soon! What you have on today is one of my favourite things to do, the best therapy!!

  4. This cake recipe sounds and looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe and hae fun with your friend in the garden! Have a happy week.

  5. I love your frothy roses on your header!
    Love that you've used your good china and made a cake, your friend is most fortunate and will certainly enjoy your hospitality. I hope your garden was under sunny skies for the occasion.

  6. Nothing quite compares to Merk's coffee cake! Looks quite yummy!

  7. Yum! My mother has a similar recipe. I haven't thought about it in years.

  8. très appétissant
    un vrai bonheur
    je suis très gourmande
    j' en prendrai bien un morceau
    le printemps arrive tout doucement
    à bientôt
    edith (iris)

  9. Hi Adrienne, that cake looks just wonderful. I also love your blog header.

  10. First of all thank you so much for visiting me and for your LOVELY comment on my work. I love making those lace lamps and I'm happy you love them, too! are in Southern Cali and that is my home state. Living in Oklahoma means lots of clay soil/dirt and extended planning in regards to what to plant. We ave harsh winters at times and sweltering summers, too. Today we are under tornado conditions and we are bracing ourselves for anything or maybe NOTHING!

    Thirdly...just have to tell you delicious your cake looks and how wonderful you are sharing it with a sweet friend. My favorite thing to do...

    Lastly...when I got to the end of your post and saw your name I smiled BIG! Our daughter we is 28 is named Adrienne and I just LOVE HER NAME. Loved it from day one and everyone who meets her love it (and her!), too! Sometimes I call her "Adrie"...but only ME!

    Anyway...sorry to write so long...just had to pop in and return the favor with a visit. I'm your newest follower!


  11. I can almost taste it and how wonderful it would be with a cup of coffee!
    Thanks for the recipe,
    Happy Thursday,

  12. YUM!!! This looks so moist and delicious. I can't wait to give it a try!
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, it must be a treasure.


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