I’ve always liked the mythology surrounding Groundhog Day. Where I live in Canada, we look to a little critter called Wiarton Willie to predict the length of our winter, but I’ve always been partial to Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania. He’s just so much cuter. I’ll definitely pay attention tomorrow morning to see if both Willie and Phil see their shadows.
While I never really though about baked goods that celebrate Groundhog Day, the Baked boys have got you covered. This is really one of the most fun parts of Baked Occasions; there are recipes for every random holiday you can think of.
This Toffee Coffee Cake has a filling “burrowed” (get it?) in the middle, which is made up of chopped Skor bars and toasted almonds. The cake itself is nice and hydrated due to a heap of sour cream in the batter. The method for making the cake was a little odd to me, as you first mix together the butter, flour, sugars and vanilla, before adding the eggs and then the sour cream. The batter is quite thick, and I kept checking the recipe to make sure I wasn’t supposed to add milk at some point.
Of course I was too excited to try the cake, and it was still a bit warm when I tried to take it out of the pan, so a little bit of the top was stuck to the bottom. I gently pried it out and dusted it with icing sugar to hide the lumps, but I guarantee no one at work tomorrow is going to care. Happy Groundhog Day!
You can find the recipe here!
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