Cakes

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour cream coffee cake is a perfect treat to go with a hot drink. What takes this coffee cake recipe to a different level is the double layer of streusel.

birds eye view of baked sour cream coffee cake with cinnamon and sugar.
white sugar, stick of butter, vanilla, eggs, and vanilla.
-Set oven to 350 degrees.
-Cream 1 stick of unsalted butter (1/2c.), 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 eggs, and 1c. white sugar together.
creamed sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
sour cream added to the wet ingredients.
Add 1 full cup of sour cream and mix well.
birds eye view of wet mixed ingredients.
flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
dry and wet ingredients mixed together.
Add dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients and mix. The mixture will be very thick.
birds eye view of batter spread in a square pan.
-Grease or line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
-Spoon half the batter and spread in the pan. (You will be layering batter, cinnamon topping, batter, cinnamon topping.)
cinnamon, vanilla, white and brown sugar together in a bowl.
In a small bowl, make the cinnamon topping. (cinnamon, vanilla, white and brown sugar.)
cinnamon sugar mixture added on top of the cinnamon coffee cake batter.
Spoon half the cinnamon mixture on top of the coffee cake batter.
remaining coffee cake batter added on top of cinnamon sugar mixture.
Take the remaining batter and layer on top of the cinnamon topping. The batter will be very thick. I just spoon it out and place on every corner in the pan then lightly spread it even with a rubber spatula.
another layer of cinnamon sugar mixture added on top to the second layer of batter.
Use the remaining cinnamon sugar topping and put on top of the batter.
birds eye view of baked cinnamon and sour cream coffee cake recipe.
-Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Use a toothpick to test it and see if it comes up dry, then you’ll know it’s done. With my oven, it takes about 44 minutes.

-Let the coffee cake cool for 20-30 minutes before removing from the pan.
close up of a slice of cinnamon and sugar sour cream coffee cake.
This makes 9 generous servings or 12 if your want a smaller serving.
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Coffee Cake


  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Yield: 912 1x

Description

Sour cream coffee cake is a perfect treat to go with a hot drink. What takes this coffee cake recipe to a different level is the double layer of streusel.


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Ingredients

  • 1 stick, (1/2 c.) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. white granulated sugar
  • 1 c. sour cream (not fat-free)
  • 2 c. white all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Cinnamon Sugar Topping-


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a 9×9 in. pan parchment paper.
  2. With a hand mixer (or stand up mixer) cream butter, eggs, vanilla, and white sugar.
  3. Add the sour cream and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, add and mix all the dry ingredients together. (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda.)
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients. The batter will be very thick.
  6. In a small bowl, make the cinnamon sugar topping. Mix white and brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon together. (nuts are optional.)
  7. To make the coffee cake, you’ll be doing layers. (Batter, topping, batter, topping.) First, spoon half the batter in the 9×9 in. pan.
  8. Add half the cinnamon sugar topping on top of the batter in the pan.
  9. Put the remaining batter in the pan and spread with a rubber spatula.
  10. Add the remaining cinnamon sugar topping.
  11. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (mine usually takes 44 minutes.)

Notes

Let the sour cream coffee cake cool for 20-30 minutes before slicing.

  • Category: Dessert

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 9
  • Calories: 479
  • Sugar: 35.3g
  • Sodium: 193mg
  • Fat: 25.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.1g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 83.4mg

Keywords: sour cream coffee cake

Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

If you love this cinnamon dessert, you’ll love my cinnamon swirl bread recipe.

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