Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I found this recipe from and I have to say this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks Gerry! This cake is real simple to make, requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and the end result, well the end result is excellent! Okay, if I have to be honest, the first time I made this cake was a disaster!  I was eager to use my new cake pan, but as it turned out, the batter for this cake is not suitable for the cake pan I used (a definite d’oh! moment).  So I decided to give it another try, this time using the specified cake pan and I was successful! This cake is buttery, nutty, not overly sweet and just perfect with tea or coffee.  So here’s the recipe for you to try:

5.0 from 3 reviews
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 and ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon plus ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • For the streusel topping
  • ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Grease a 9 inch baking pan or spring form pan.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the ingredients for the streusel and set aside.
  5. Using an electric mixer (I used a stand mixer), cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  7. Scrape down the sides after two minutes and mix until well incorporated.
  8. Add half of the sour cream and half of the flour mixture. Mix and then add the rest of the sour cream and flour. Mix well.
  9. Spread the batter into the prepared cake pan and then sprinkle the streusel on top.
  10. Bake the cake for 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake and when it comes out clean with no crumbs or wetness, then the cake is done.
The original recipe said it may take about 45 minutes to bake, depending on your oven. Mine took exactly 30 minutes at 325F.

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76 thoughts on “Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  1. This coffee cake looks wonderful Sarah! I love coffee cake and that streusel topping is totally calling my name – wish I had a big slice of this for breakfast – yum 🙂

    1. Hi Joanne! You are right about coffee cake – it’s definitely simple and tasty! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hi Amy! Us too, but then I stumbled upon this recipe and now having to exercise self control and not make it every week 🙂

  2. This looks divine! And evil, at the same time, LOL…you’re tempting everyone with this delicious visual treat that will send us running to search for it and in my case, I don’t think I can find it any bakery around here 😛 Jokes aside, this looks really good, and I loved the sound of how it is not overly sweet or overwhelming in its taste, just light and nice enough for a treat without guilt 😉

    1. Hi Christy! I’ve been victim to those visual treats too! Tip: never ever look at your instagram account after ten when you’re in bed and about to go to sleep – all those good food pics make us suddenly hungry! YIKES! And we’re all about treats here and the guilt comes with the treats but the goodness of the treats make you forget the guilt – even just for a bit 😉

    1. Hi Tara! The sour cream added moistness to the cake so it was a definite good addition! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!

    1. Hi Kathi! Please do let us know what you think of the recipe when you get to try it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Kristi! The sour cream addition made for a moist cake and we too love coffee cake! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Chris! The topping was excellent! Add sweetness and crunch to the entire cake! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Zainab! The crunch layer really amped up the cake for us! Gerry, I believe had the streusel topping in the middle and top of his cake! Let us know if you like the recipe once you get to try it! Have a good weekend and thanks so much for stopping by !

    1. Hi Gloria! We usually resort to buying one of those premade cakes from the grocery store, but after trying out this recipe, we’ll for sure to make it again and again ! Let us know what you think if you get to try this recipe out! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Chris! We tried to control ourselves and not eat cake first thing in the morning, but it was hard with this one for sure! The sour cream was a good addition for sure! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  3. A good coffee cake is such a lovely treat. I forget how good it is sometimes. This one looks like a lovely one; I bet the sour cream makes it incredibly moist.

    1. Hi Monica! This recipe is definitely a keeper and the sour cream did make the cake moist! Let us know if you get to try it out 🙂 Enjoy the weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Anna! You’re absolutely right! Coffee cakes are one of those comfortingly delicious things! Let us know if you get to try out this recipe! Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Laura! I’ll be getting baking tips from your site! I’m still trying to learn the tricks of the trade! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a good weekend!

    1. Hello Angie! I’ve been meaning to try this particular one for a while so I am glad we got it to turn out the second time around 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend !

    1. Hi Shundara! We’re embarrassed to admit this, but we did eat more than one piece! Although we shared the cake with friends, Arkadi and I still ended up eating more than we really should ! Hope you had a good week and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Marcie! It was definitely a great addition to the cake and we’re all about streusel topping around here! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hello Pamela! Thanks so much! It was real moist and I have to admit, we ate the entire cake in two days 🙁 YIKES!

    1. Hi Helen! The streusel topping really amped up this cake! It was real easy to make too which is always a bonus! Have a good weekend!

    1. Hi Tandy! One day I’ll share with you the disaster pic when I first tried this cake recipe ! OH BOY! THanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hello Bianca 🙂 This recipe is real easy! give it a try when you can and let us know what you think ! Have a good weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Daniela! It was real perfect with coffee – specially as your breakfast treat! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hi Suzanne! It was real simple recipe and the result is fantastic! Hope you’re having a good week! Will check out your chocolate chip cookie post!

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