SOLC 22 of 31: Loser's Coffee Cake

Loser’s Coffee Cake. I’m not sure where this coffee cake got it’s name. The recipe is a family favorite and came to me from my mom. She’s not sure where the name came from either. Here’s my best guess. It was brought to someone’s house for a bridge game, or other game and those who lost first, got to eat it first… thus Loser’s Coffee Cake. Just one idea.

In my house, as illustrated well by the picture above, this cake doesn’t last long. The cake pictured above had been made that morning and was devoured too quickly for me to get a picture of the whole thing!

Food and recipes often serve as an inspiration for slice writing. These days, being locked in our homes, there’s lots of cooking and backing going on. So, why not share a family favorite? Maybe this one will become a family favorite for you too. Why do you think it was given the name of Loser’s Coffee Cake?

Here’s the Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Dough: 1/4 lb margerine or butter (softened), 1 c. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 pint sour cream, 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, pinch of salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs and sour cream.

Mix together flour, basking soda, baking powder, salt and add to creamy mixture.

Then, add vanilla.

Filling: 1/3 c. sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 c. chopped nuts (optional), 3/4 c. choc. chips (Mix together in a bowl).

In a greased tube pan, layer dough and filling (dough, filling, dough, filling). Bake at 350 degrees for 40 min. Serves approximately 8.


  1. March 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks!

  2. March 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Yum, looks and sounds delicious … and dangerous too! I don’t think it would last very long here either! What a great way to start the day!

  3. rdicarne said,

    March 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Looks like a winner too me. My mouth is watering. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. March 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Mmm sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing as lots of baking and cooking is going on for sure!

  5. March 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    You have inspired me to do some baking. I don’t typically love baking but I do have the time so I will take advantage of it. Maybe I will use your recipe.

  6. caroline524 said,

    March 22, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I think you are a loser if you don’t get a piece of the cake. It looks so yummy. I will definitely try this recipe!

  7. March 22, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    I love your theory on the cake and the use of a recipe as your slice. What a moment to hold on to. Looks delicious!

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