French Coffeecake

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I got this from an Episcopal Church cookbook on a visit to St. John's/Divine in NYC. The cake is very good and not real sweet.

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  • add   2 tablespoons sugar
  • add   1/2 cup margarine
  • add   2 cups sifted cake flour
  • add   1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • add   1 tablespoon cocoa
  • add   1 cup sugar
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1/2 pint sour cream
  • add   1 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Sift flour, soda and baking powder together.
  2. Cream sugar and margarine together.
  3. and beat in eggs.
  4. Add 1/4 of flour mixture and 1/3 of sour cream; continue to alternate.
  5. and cream until blended.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Grease and flour loaf pan.
  8. Combine ingredients, pour 1/3 batter into pan.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 filling over batter.
  10. Add another 1/3 batter and remaining filling.
  11. Cover with remaining batter.
  12. Marble with knife.
  13. Bake at 350F for 45-50 minute Dust with powdered sugar when cool.
  14. 12 servings.