Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Homemade Coffee Cake made with sour cream, cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts. I think it's time to pour a cup of coffee.

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sour cream
2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the streusel:

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

For the glaze:

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons real maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

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.

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.

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.

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.




Passion fruit, Paws and Peonies said...

Coffee and walnuts are a fabulous combination. It looks delicious! x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks fabulous! It's my favorite kind of coffee cake--thank you for the recipe

Louise - Cooking with kids said...

This looks delicious. I'm fascinated with cakes made with yoghurt and sour cream at the moment. I imagine they make the sponge very light. Thanks for sharing with #recipeoftheweek

Jenny Walters said...

Oh my goodness-this has stopped me in my tracks.I have to make it.It looks absolutely divine with a capital D!Pinned!

Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Rhonda Gales said...

I love coffee cake and this looks delicious. I'm Pinning your recipe. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

Sandra Lee said...

This wouldn't last long at my house! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

Jennifer said...

Visiting from Grace Moments Link up.
This looks so delicious, I could convert this for gluten free too, as I am a celiac.

This would be perfect for a tasty treat with my tea & time of reflection at you are welcome to drop by for a tea party!

Teresa B said...

It sounds absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This coffee cake looks perfect! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

Michelle Leslie said...

It looks and sounds absolutely delicious Linda. Pinning

laura sampson said...

You can never go wrong with streusel! I love that it's made in a tube pan. Can you make it in another pan?

Miz Helen said...

Your Cake looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Sheri said...

I want to make this. Thanks for sharing in our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more link party! Hope to see you next week.

Charlene Asay said...

This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Create With Joy said...

Looks like my next pick for Bible Study - thanks for sharing - congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

April J Harris said...

What a lovely coffee cake. I adore cakes like this, with good wholesome ingredients, that look and taste amazing. Visiting from Create with Joy. Have a lovely week!

Donna Reidland said...

This looks delicious. I love the addition of sour cream. I think it makes things so nice and moist. I'm definitely pinning this one!

Angelina at Peonies and Orange Blossoms said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things! Angelina at Petite Haus said...

This sounds delicious. I love the idea of the sour cream added in. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Party in Your PJ's!

Amy Johnson said...

This looks delicious! Pinned!


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