Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Home-made Holidays)

This is one of my favorite recipes for special occasions. I especially love to cook meals for my families birthdays or holidays. I just love to watch people eat and enjoy food!  I often cook this recipe as part of Mother’s Day brunch or my mom’s birthday. I hope you enjoy sharing this as much as I do. This year I think I’ll make it for Christmas morning.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • 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 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
For the streusel:
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
For the glaze: 
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsps real maple syrup 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4-5 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 of the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50-60 minutes or 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.  

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. seriously delicious!!!

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