Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Every home cook needs a solid coffee cake recipe. A sour cream coffee cake will be moist and tender without being too sweet, allowing the streusel topping to shine.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert.

This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe. even though I typically develop my own recipes, baking is more of a science than artistry and therefore I like to start with a basic blueprint and work from there.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com [clear-line]Only this easy coffee cake recipe was pretty good from the start and you shouldn’t fix it if it isn’t broken, right? So I only made minor changes, but I do have a few suggestions for making the best coffee cake that can be applied to any coffee cake recipe.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Tips for making the best coffee cake:

  • Beat butter well for at last 4-5 minutes until pale and fluffy. It will make the batter easier to work with and smoother.
  • Use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. Cake flour results in a more tender crumb. Double check you are using regular cake flour and not self-rising.
  • For streusel, grate cold butter instead of cubing it. Smaller pieces are easier to mix with flour and sugar.
  • Do not over mix. I feel like this is the number one mistake for bread and cake. Only mix until dry ingredients are combined. Overmixing will results in tough and dry cakes. No one wants that!
  • Soft butter in the morning can also be tricky, check out my tips on how to soften butter fast.

Specific to this sour cream coffee cake, make sure you use a real maple syrup. Many of the syrups on the market are just maple flavored. Real maple syrup is much thicker, has better flavor and will also be more expensive, but it is worth it!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Coffee cakes are great for holidays and when you have guests visiting. You can also make it ahead of time, like the night before.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Tools for making Sour Cream Coffee Cake:

Tube Pan – sometimes known as an angel food cake pan, you can use it for any recipe that calls for a bundt pan.

Stand Mixer– I lived for years without one and I can tell you with 100% confidence that life with one is easier and it is worth the investment.

Sifter– Sifting makes all of your baked goods smooth and fluffy. No more lumps! I prefer a hand crank so I can switch directions and get more sifted through faster.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert.
Servings: 12
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
Cake Batter:
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter , grated
Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter alone for 3-4 minutes until light and pale.
  3. Add sugar, creaming for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.
  6. Add dry ingredients in 3 increments, only mixing until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl. Mash with a fork to combine. Set in refrigerator until ready to use.
  8. Pour half the batter into the prepared tube pan, tapping to evenly distribute. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spreading it out to cover the middle streusel layer. Top with remaining streusel.
  9. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate.
  11. Whisk powdered sugar and maple syrup together, adding a few drops of water or milk if necessary, to make the glaze runny. Drizzle over cake before serving.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Ina Garten and the Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 176mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Sugars 41g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

I am excited to be a part of a group of bloggers that love to celebrate, what? FOOD!!! We’ll be gathering the best blogger recipes around for popular food holidays and sharing them with you. This month we are celebrating Coffee Cake Day (Saturday April 7th.) Here are some fabulous variations on delicious coffee cake recipes with the links below!

But before you check them out, I need your help settling an argument, STREUSEL OR NO STREUSEL? Tell me in the comments!

 

And the list goes on….

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is an easy coffee cake recipe with a streusel ribbon and crumb topping. Super moist without being overly sweet. Perfect for brunch or dessert. #sourcreamcoffeecake #easycoffeecakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Marly

I’m with Kara and vote for Team Streusel every single time…even though it can make eating them kinda messy! Bring on the mess! This recipe looks so tasty!

Jill

This cake looks so tender and moist. Wish I could have a slice right now!

Britt | Sweet Tea and Thyme

That coffee cake is beautiful, and I know it has to be really moist and delicious with that sour cream. Great recipe!

Sharon

This coffee cake recipe with the ribbon of brown sugar and cinnamon is perfect for quite Sunday mornings with a big mug of coffee.

Dawn - Girl Heart Food

This one looks so rich and flavourful and your glaze looks perfect! If I had a big slice of this right now with a couple of cups of coffee I’d be set 😉

Vicky

When I was a kid I would eat Drakes Coffee Cakes. I have no idea if they still exist, but this started my coffee cake obsession. This one looks moist and delicious and like something I would be proud to serve to guests.

Stacie Vaughan

This recipe looks amazing! We only use real maple syrup here too. It makes a big difference in recipes!

Kara

I am definitely on team streusel! Who wouldn’t want that yummy layer? This looks irresistible, and I love the idea of using maple syrup in the glaze. I bet it’s so yummy!

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