This excellent recipe was submitted by LadyHawke. Here are the comments included with the recipe she sent:
By: Rose Dosti, L.A. Times, Culinary SOS, in response to, "If I were dying, I would want the coffee cake served in the junior and senior high schools in Los Angeles as my last meal. Do you, by chance, have the recipe?"
Rose responded, "Our sentiments exactly. Here's the recipe as provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District archives. As a matter of record, the sour cream coffee cake has been served in city school cafeterias since 1959."
1959 CITY SCHOOL SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE
Yield: 8 Servings
1 1/2 cups Cake flour
1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Sour cream
1/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup Brown sugar; packed
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Chopped walnuts
1/4 cup Butter
All ingredients should be at room temperature.
In a bowl, mix together flours, soda and baking powder.
In another bowl, cream together butter with sugar until fluffy and light.
Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Add half of dry ingredients, mixing just until flour is blended.
Blend in sour cream, then remaining dry ingredients.
Spread half of batter lightly into a 10-inch tube pan. Sprinkle with half of Topping and spread with remaining batter. Sprinkle with remaining Topping.
Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 45 minutes.
Mix together flour, sugar, salt and nuts. Add butter in small pieces. Rub in by hand until mixture is crumbly. Be careful not to overmix.
Each serving contains about: 580 calories; 331 mg sodium; 85 mg cholestrol; 34 grams fat; 66 grams carbohydrates; 7 grams protein; .77 gram fiber.