Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Lots of streusel filling makes cutting a bit messy, but that will be of little consequence once you've had your first bite! This tastes great upon first baking and even BETTER the next day, plan ahead, then. Use a buttered rubber spatula for spreading the batter, as it is quite sticky (get your fingers into the action, too!). Clipped this one from Midwest Living's August '09 issue--I think that means it's been properly aged, and now ready for filing here on Zaar!
- cooking spray, for dusting
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Dry Cake Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
Wet Cake Ingredients
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream
- Preheat oven to 325. Spray (or grease & flour) a 10-inch fluted (Bundt) pan; set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix Streusel Ingredients; set aside.
- In medium bowl, mix Dry Cake Ingredients; set aside.
- In large bowl, stir together Wet Cake Ingredients EXCEPT sour cream; add dry ingredients, stir just until moistened, then add sour cream and stir until smooth.
- Spoon ONE THIRD of batter into prepped pan, spread evenly. Sprinkle ONE THIRD of streusel over this. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel; use a buttered spatula to assist with the spreading.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes (wooden pick comes out clean).
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate.
- Serve warm . . . . but leave some for the next day (it improves with aging at room temp (covered).
Every person who tried this cake used the exact same word - "Delicious". The double layer of struesel makes this cake very special. I even goofed up by accidently using 1 cup of butter instead of just a half cup of butter but the cake turned out great. I also used pecans instead of walnuts because I didn't have enough walnuts. No arguing that this is a blue ribbon winner.
One word, AMAZING! This is an incredibly moist and flavorful cake, and the streusel puts it over the top! The batter is thicker than other cake batters, but it turned out great! I shared it with friends and family, and got rave reviews! Now they all want the recipe! I will definetly make this again!