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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

User Rating 4 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Coffee cake
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A delicious coffee cake with cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces sour cream (1 cup)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and sour cream; add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add to creamed mixture; beat well. Generously grease a 10-inch tube pan. Make topping by combining chopped nuts, sugar, and cinnamon. In bottom of the well-greased tube pan put about one-third of topping mixture; alternate layers of batter and topping, ending with batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

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 4 out of 5
great base recipe to have on hand, Member felinaaa

The cake portion of this recipe is a really moist flavorful base coffeecake. You could easily stir in a cup of favorite fruit (apples or blueberries would be perfect). The topping portion, I felt, was lacking a bit of butter and brown sugar. And I learned a lesson yesterday that I hadn't personally done before. If baking when the barometer is dropping or the humidity is at 100 percent...the cake will fall slightly in the middle. It didn't affect the taste or consistency of the end product..but it did cause it to look a bit flat on top.

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