Jewish Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Today I would like to share a Christmas morning tradition with you all.  Every Christmas, my Mom makes Jewish Coffee Cake, a recipe that was passed down to her from her mom.  Sadly I never met my Grandmother Florence, but this coffee cake makes me smile and think fondly of the stories my mom shares of her.

I hope you have a fantastic day and enjoy your time with loved ones.

Grandma Florence’s Jewish Coffee Cake

2 sticks of butter (1 cup)

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 large can evaporated milk

3 cups  flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 large jar of maraschino cherries (2 cups) drained and halved

1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, vanilla, and evaporated milk.  Batter will be curdly.
Stir in flour and baking powder.
Fold in cherries and pecans.
Bake in tube pan or 2 large loaf pans.
350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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