Cafe 29's Maxwell House Coffee Cake

Kalley Lady-Muirhead the executive chef at Cafe 29 made a Maxwell House Coffee Cake.  Cafe 29 at Cheekwood will officially open to the public Thursday, August 23. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 9am–5pm. The café will remain open during Cheekwood’s extended hours for public programming. The cafe is accessible with a Cheekwood membership or general admission ticket.  Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37205. For more information, go to


1 1/2 c butter 
2 1/2 c sugar
3 eggs 
1 t vanilla 
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt 
Chocolate Coffee Whiskey 
2 c pastry cream 
1/2 c candied hazelnuts

Cream butter and sugar together
Add eggs 1 at time and vanilla
Mix dry ingredients and fold in wet mixture 
Add whiskey to taste
Add 1/2 mixture to baking pan
Add pastry cream
Add rest of batter 
Top with hazelnuts

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

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