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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is made with sour cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 740 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature (1½ sticks )
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups sour cream
  • cups cake flour not self-rising
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the streusel:

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts optional

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 970IU19%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.