Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dad's Favorite Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake Mom use to Make


After school let out back in the 1960's, mom use to make a quick easy cake that dad loved, he hated frosting.. We always use to sit around the table and this song use to come on the transistor radio, boy was that a long time ago, I was around 10 years old... see if you just may have heard this one along the way. So today being her anniversary death on June 16th 1999, I miss her everyday, I decided to make the cake, play this song as it brought back wonderful memories of both of them, hope you smile a too!




1 stick of butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
16 ounces sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
12 ounces chocolate chips (milk chocolate)

Have ready a greased 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan. Set the oven at 350 degrees.
 In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar, then mix in the egg yolks, sour cream, and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the butter mixture.
 Beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks, then fold into the batter. In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and the chocolate chips.

 Pour half of the cake batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top with  the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter on top.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle with confectionery sugar.

In this picture brother Luke, Brother John, Dad. Mom and Claudia

+claudia lamascolo  Author

30 comments:

Emily Malloy said...

Very touching Claudia. I'm sure your mother is so incredibly proud of you. You are so extraordinary and full of love.

This cake is wonderful, I can see why your father loved it!

Jay said...

absolutely fabulous recipe..nice presentation..:)

Tasty Appetite

Three-Cookies said...

Sounds delicious. Unfortunately I have never tried sourcream cake but I have tried yogurt cake. Guess it is similar.

Federica said...

What sweet memories are attached to this cake. And what a sweet dedication to your mom. Today my mom celebrates her birthday and she would be happy to find a cake like this. Bye, a big hug for you

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

This cake sounds delicious, Claudia! And I agree with your Dad, no frosting for me. I usually scrape it off so I can get right to the cake. Yum.

Lyndsey said...

Claudia, this is such a beautiful touching post. I love the family photo, great memories for you...from food and music too! I am with your dad there on no frosting as long as it's a moist yummy cake...just like this one! Perfect!

ARLENE said...

I remember the song well; my father used to get a kick out of it, too. Love the cake as well. The third anniversary of my mom's death was last Friday. It's always a hard day, isn't it?

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Claudia, what a lovely post in remembrance of your parents! I enjoyed reading it and could really feel your love for them. Your mother must have made your father very happy with her cooking and baking!!! Thanks for telling me about the linky not working. I went and made a few changes, and it works now, so I just went ahead and added this post for you. Thanks for continually sharing again each week. I selected your post as one of the featured posts today and am glad that you are pleased!

Reeni said...

The sour cream cake is delectable! And this post is bittersweet - sending you a big HUG today!

Melynda said...

Transistor radios, and Camp Granada! I remember it well. My Honey will love this cake, I cannot wait to make it for him, thanks!

Patsyk said...

I love a coffee cake that has a little something "extra" in it like chocolate chips. This one looks wonderful! I really love how recipes/food can bring back fond memories.

Pam said...

Claudia, what a great post! It's filled with love just like the delicious looking cake. No wonder it was your dad's favorite! I remember transistor radios and that song well. Hugs

Drick said...

now that is one song I have not heard in a long time... reminds me of going off to summer camp...funny graphics... I will like this cake too, no icing...

Sarah said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories, plus the the recipe looks delicious! I love how food (and music!) can bring such wonderful memories back.

I'd so love it if you could share this recipe at our Father's Day inspired blog hop today. Have you ever hopped before? It's a pretty easy way to get some link love.

http://www.recipelionblog.com/fabulous-food-friday-june-blog-hop/

Thanks for the great post!

Sarah @ RecipeLion

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I I had a transistor radio with the ear plug! Do you remember those? I felt so cool! I remember listening to that song as a little girl. My mom is gone many, many years. I know that you think about her everyday. My dad is also gone even longer, therefore I understand how everyday and everything you do is with a memory.
I am sure in heaven they shared a piece of the cake and know the love that you made it with. Catherine xox

Claudia said...

I'm with your Dad - I'd take that cake over something topped with eons of too-sweet frosting any day! He liked the real stuff. Camp Grenada was a favorite of mine "back in the day." And I smiled at the transistor radio reference. Even my Walkman is outdated! Hugs to you on this anniversary - remembrances and a life of love go a long way.

Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful tribute to both of your parents...
and a lovely cake (agree with your dad, better no frosting)!I have heard this song before but I am not sure where or when...cute video though :)

Parsley Sage said...

Fun! Love that photograph :) Great recipe too!

Juju@ getfitjuju.blogspot.com said...

If only I had sugar, I would made this in a heartbeat!! This looks so delicious! =]

Kimberly said...

That is so sweet and touching! And what a lovely recipe too! Yum! I love food memories. lol!

Anne said...

Well your dad had great taste! That chocolate chip cake looks really good! And that song is vaguely familiar!!! ;- 0

Tina @flourtrader said...

Nice tribute to mom. A lot of people just think of food as sustenance. In actuality it can be quite comforting and stir up some cherished moments in time.
The cake has stirred up my cravings for something with chocolate chips-yum!

Greg said...

That cake sounds mighty tasty. I wished I had old photos of my parents. I am sure your mom is proud of the way you are passing down her recipes to your sons and sharing them with us.

Kelly said...

Wow Claudia this looks so delicious!! I can't wait to try this myself! :)

Kate@Diethood said...

Beautiful post, Claudia! God Bless you and yours and may she rest in peace.

Ann said...

A lovely tribute and a beautiful cake. My hubby doesn't like a bunch of frosting, either.

Kim - Liv Life said...

Sour Cream, chocolate chip, and cake all rolled into one?? Yes please!!! Love this one, your dad has good taste!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Could you make this with different flavors of baking chips?

Vicki Bensinger said...

This sounds like a delicious coffee cake. Simple ingredients and easy to make.

I loved cooking for my dad.

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Your post made me feel tearful. So sweet. How blessed you have been and how blessed you are to have such lovely memories of your mother. May she always be alive "in your garden of beautiful memories".