Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This is so rich, moist and delicious. Fills the house with the wonderful aroma of cinnamon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 2 c. sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla; add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add alternately with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth.
  4. Spoon one-third of the batter into a greased 10 inch tube pan.
  5. Combine the cinnamon, nuts, and remaining sugar; sprinkle one-third over batter in pan.
  6. Repeat layers two more times.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 70 minutes or until cake tests done.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

This has been my "go to" cake for many years. Always reliable and stays moist. I ususally cut the recipe in half and use a loaf pan because there is just the 2 of us. Highly recommend this recipe for ease, moistness, flavor and popularity with most people.

waynejohn1234 May 28, 2013

This is a really good cake. It's even better on day two. The sour cream keeps it moist. I baked it in a 9X13 pan and cut 15 minutes off the baking time. It was easier to portion and freeze for future snacking in that pan.

Anne from Manito March 17, 2010

I just took this cake out of the oven and it smells delicious! I am making it for my hubby's birthday and it's going to be a real success! I left out the walnuts due to personal taste, but apart from that I followed the recipe exactly. Excellent cake.

kay cameron June 28, 2009

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