#MyBaristaMoment ~ Birthday Breakfast in 3 Easy Steps

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My sister recently celebrated another birthday. {I tease her constantly about being older than I am.}  Since we both have pretty busy schedules we decided to celebrate her birthday with breakfast and a morning of just relaxing while all of our kids were at school.

For her, that breakfast of relaxing includes coffee.  Since I don’t drink coffee, I took her shopping at Smart and Final to pick out her favorite flavors of Ambiance coffee, and then I made her a super moist and easy sour cream coffee cake to eat with her coffee.  {I also did her nails (gel) after we ate. I just thought I’d throw that out there lest you think breakfast isn’t enough of a birthday treat for a wonderful sister.}

#MyBaristaMoment Birthday Breakfast in 3 Easy Steps :



Picking out a yummy coffee was imperative in this Birthday Breakfast Plan.  I even recorded the shopping trip on Google+.  {I know!   Look at me get all fancy schmancy on you!}


The Super Moist and Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake was a snap to make.  I got the recipe online and modified a bit.  Here’s how I did it:

Moist Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe:


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup softened butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Mix in 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Spread 1/2 of batter in the prepared pan.
  3. Prepare the filling: In a medium bowl mix 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle cake batter with 1/2 the filling. Spread second half of batter over the filling, and top with remaining filling.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


This of course, was the best part.  I’m glad Rachelle liked her #MyBaristaMoment Birthday Breakfast.  Wouldn’t it have been disappointing if she hadn’t?  {gulp}


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