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mom's best coffee cake

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Pearl Florick
clifton park, NY

I am pretty sure that everyone has this recipe, it has been around for years! My Mom made this way back in the day and I just made one last weekend. It is still the very best to me (of course, it makes me think of my mom and chatting over coffee).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An easy coffee cake to throw together if you're having last-minute company or want a sweet treat. A yellow boxed cake mix is an excellent base and there is a distinct vanilla flavor from it. It's a little on the sweet side and the filling adds that classic cinnamon flavor and crunch from the walnuts. Perfect for dessert or enjoy with an afternoon coffee or tea.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's best coffee cake

  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix (mom used Duncan Hines golden yellow)
  • 1/4 c
  • 4
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make mom's best coffee cake

Test Kitchen Tips
For styling, we dusted the coffee cake with powdered sugar. This is pretty sweet and would be fine without any topping.
  • Filling ingredients in a bowl.
    Mix the filling ingredients and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 10 inch Bundt pan or tube pan.
  • Cake mix, sour cream, oil, sugar, water, and eggs in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, sour cream, oil, sugar, water, and eggs together.
  • Beating batter.
    Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pouring some of the batter into the pan.
    Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Filling sprinkled over the batter.
    Then the filling sprinkling it evenly around the top of the batter.
  • Remaining batter poured over the filling.
    Pour the remaining batter over the filling.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake in the preheated oven (375 degrees) for 45-55 minutes.
  • Cake turned out onto a serving plate.
    Once baked, allow the cake to cool about 10 minutes and turn out onto a serving plate.