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sour cream coffee cake -my favorite!

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

For many years this has been one of my favorite coffee cakes because it is made with the finest ingredients: butter, sour cream, fresh eggs, vanilla and cinnamon, and walnuts. The aroma fills my house with a luscious scent. I feel like I've produced something incredible each time I bake it. My son has loved it since he was a small boy. It's a great gift for him as a birthday cake and he's almost 48 years old!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a great way to start the morning or end a meal! We loved this old-fashioned coffee cake recipe. It's made with simple ingredients and is delicious. The cake is tender and moist with a ribbon of cinnamon filling that runs in the middle of the cake. A bit of the cinnamon mixture is sprinkled on top, too, which adds just enough sweetness and keeps this from being a boring coffee cake. Pair with a steamy cup of coffee for a perfectly sweet treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
yield 12 generous slices
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For sour cream coffee cake -my favorite!

  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 stick
    softened butter
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 lg
    eggs, added one at a time
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp

How To Make sour cream coffee cake -my favorite!

  • Oven preheating to 350.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Tube pan prepped with butter and flour.
    Prepare a tube pan by buttering it and dusting it with flour.
  • Flour, baking powder, and salt mixed together in a bowl.
    In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Creaming butter and sugar.
    Cream together butter and sugar until well mixed.
  • Slowly adding the eggs.
    Add one egg at a time mixing as you go.
  • Adding vanilla extract.
    Add vanilla and mix.
  • Mixing together sour cream and baking soda.
    In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream and baking soda.
  • Adding some of the dry ingredients.
    Alternate adding the flour mixture...
  • Adding some of the wet ingredients.
    Then the sour cream mixture mixing well in between until all wet and dry ingredients are mixed in.
  • Chopped walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, mix the chopped walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Some of the cake batter added to the tube pan.
    Spread about two-thirds of the cake batter in the prepared tube pan.
  • Half the cinnamon walnut mixture sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle half of the walnut mixture on top of the batter.
  • Remaining cake batter poured into the tube pan.
    Spread the remaining cake batter on top of the walnut mixture.
  • Coffee cake baking in the oven.
    Add the rest of the walnut mixture on top of the batter. Bake on the center shelf of the oven for one hour. Check it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean it's done; if it needs a little more time try 5 mins.
  • Sour cream coffee cake cooling slightly.
    Cool on a rack in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Sour cream coffee cake turned onto a plate.
    It's coated with sugar so it's tricky to take out of the pan without messing up the countertop. Use a cookie sheet or large plate to turn it out. Then cool slightly and turn it over again onto the large plate for storing or serving.