Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Cherie Hammond


This is one of those "generational" recipes! It is my delight to share it with you! It is absolutely delicious...a must for a special holiday! As you can see, I couldn't even get a picture made this Christmas before some slices were eaten! I hope your family will enjoy it as much as ours does!

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This is a relatively easy coffee cake to prepare, but the finished product will have others thinking you've spent hours on it. My husband said it was one of the best coffee cakes he has ever eaten.  Cherie, I can understand why it has been passed down through the generations! The Test Kitchen


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  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 2
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • Topping
    (use a little more of each!)
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped nuts (I use pecans)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    light brown sugar

How to Make Sour Cream Coffee Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour tube pan.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs in an electric mixer. Then, barley fold in by hand the sour cream and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. VERY important to sift!
  4. Fold the dry ingredients gently into the batter.
  5. Mix together the Topping ingredients.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the topping. Spoon on rest of batter. Sprinkle on remainder of topping.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for several hours; then remove from pan. To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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About Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Baked Treats
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Coffee Cake
Hashtags: #Brunch, #festive

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