Moist coffee cake. Best recipe yet!

Esther Gyan


I got this on the internet and tweaked it a little since I am always trying new recipes. It is really easy to follow and I must tell you, this is the best coffee cake I have ever made. I have no doubt you would love this and get a lot of compliments for it.

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10 Min


1 Hr


1 1/2 stick
unsalted butter
1 1/2 c
4 large
2 1/2 c
1 1/4 c
sour cream
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp


1/4 c
light brown sugar
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp
cold unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
walnuts (chopped)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble. Mix in the walnuts, if desired.
Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. Whisk the confectioners' sugar and maple syrup together, adding a few drops of water if necessary, to make the glaze runny. Drizzle as much as you like over the cake with a fork or spoon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes