Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This delicious cake has a wonderful buttery-tasting crumb bottom... perfect with coffee or tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, coffee granules, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix well with a spoon to combine.
  4. With a pastry blender/knife cut in the COLD butter until crumbly and well blended.
  5. Press half of the mixture into a prepared baking pan; set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk together the sour cream and baking soda; add in the egg, and whisk until combined.
  7. Add sour cream/egg mixture to the remaining crumb mixture, stiring gently JUST until combined.
  8. Pour over the crumb crust in the pan.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the nuts and chocolate chips.
  10. Sprinkle over the top of cake.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.


Most Helpful

It wasn't the best cake I've ever tasted, the baking soda tasted quite strong. I was quite surprised it turned out actually, since I've never baked a cake where I had to split the dry ingredients in half and layer them as the base. The base was actually a little crunchy. Cold butter was hard for me to cut in, so I semi-melted them so they were sort of soft. It's quite dense, and I didn't sprinkle the nuts, just the chocolate chips on top. As shown in the pictures, I used a round tin instead, it seems it serves 14..! Not too bad nonetheless, but am still in search for that coffee cake :)

Cabnolen October 04, 2006

This was such a good coffee cake! YUMMY! DH has been requesting it ever since I made it! Thank you for posting!

SkinnyMinnie May 31, 2006

WOW, this cake was so delicious, I love the buttery flavour. Great little cake, I made mine in a 8x8 inch square baking pan, thanks!

kusinera April 28, 2005

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