I found a long, lost love at the Hotel Frederick in Boonville, Missouri, two years ago.
I only wish that sentence was the beginning of a steamy love story with an amour, but alas, it is not. It does, however, pertain to Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake, and that’s as tantalizing as this story gets.
Hotel Frederick is a favorite retreat for my husband and me. It is located in Boonville, a Missouri town situated near the Katy Trail on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. It was built in 1905 at a cost of $40,000. After years of neglect and detours of duty from its original purpose, it was brought back to life thanks to new ownership and a four million dollar restoration. It is a museum, of sorts, full of gorgeous antiques and interesting history.
I rediscovered my long lost love, Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake, early one morning while enjoying a breakfast buffet at the hotel. With one bite of the delectable coffee cake, I was reminded of a coffee cake I had loved and made years earlier. I had lost my recipe, so after visiting with the hotel receptionist, she promised to email me theirs. True to her word, I received the recipe a couple of weeks later.
Dear readers always remember – you too, may find one of your long ago loves when you least expect it. Visit the Hotel Frederick – you never know what might happen.
Thanks so much to Becky Gall, The Cookie Rookie (and my daughter), for taking these gorgeous photos.
Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake
Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake is tasty enough for any special breakfast or brunch and easy enough to make any day of the week.