I'm home for the weekend! Haven't been home for about a month now, and after 2 insanely busy and mildly stressful weeks, I decided it was time for a much-needed weekend back home.
Also, dad's birthday is on Tuesday. Not that he really does much for his birthday, but I wanted to see him for it. Interestingly, my dad's tastes in foods are pretty much the exact opposite of mine. As in, he doesn't care much about it at all. He likes a few time-tested dishes and isn't one for experimenting with new foods and flavors. Consequently, we don't have big dinners or anything for his birthday, because his idea of a good time is eating one of his 'acceptable' meals and watching some terrible action movie.
But he does love one particular cake; Ina Garten's delicious, moist, perfect, sour cream coffee cake. So it was only appropriate that I bake it while I'm home this weekend so he can have it with his morning tea before work. An early 'birthday present,' if you will.
[also, I'm broke and this is the best that I can do.]
Let cake cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to gently loosen it. Cool the cake on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes [preferably until completely cooled], before drizzling glaze on top.
It's the perfect coffee cake recipe. I've literally made this dozens of times, and each time I feel like it gets better and better. Not because my skills are improving much, but more because this cake just tastes amazing, and it never grows old with time.
Though, I made this yesterday, and I woke up this morning and about half of it was gone. I don't think there will be any left by his birthday on Tuesday.