Dear SOS: In March, we stayed at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno while visiting colleges with my son. To celebrate his 18th birthday, we dined at the Atlantis Steakhouse, where we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The surprise of the evening was when the server presented the check along with several individually sealed doggie bags containing wonderfully aromatic cinnamon coffeecake to enjoy with our morning coffee. It was the most perfect breakfast treat I’ve enjoyed in many years. Could you please see whether the restaurant would be willing to part with its wonderful coffeecake recipe?
Dear RJ: Coffeecake doesn’t get much better than this. Rich, tender butter cake is baked up with a sweet pecan filling and topped with a crumbly, aromatic streusel in the version served at the Atlantic Steakhouse. The restaurant was happy to share its recipe, so you can enjoy thick wedges of the cake for breakfast or any time of day.