Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This comes from Bonnie Stern who has owned a cooking school in Toronto Canada for over 30 years. Its good, quick & easy...and freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter with sugar in a large bowl& beat until light.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder& soda in a medium bowl.
  5. Add flour to butter mixture alternately with the sour cream in about 4 additions, beginning& ending with flour.
  6. Spoon half the batter into a buttered 8 inch baking dish.
  7. Combine brown sugar with nuts& cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle half on the batter.
  8. Top with remaining batter& sprinkle with rest of the brown sugar mixture.
  9. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 35- 40 minutes,or until the center springs back to the touch or a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

this is so good! the cake rose well above the 8" pan and looked wonderful. not to mention the whole house just smells so good. i was going to save it until later, after dinner, like i tell my kids. but it was calling my name. so i tatsted a sliver-then another- before i knew it this baby has suffered serious damage. so i came up here to post a review before i demolish the whole thing! seriously, i had alot of sour cream and this seemed like a good recipe to use someof it up, but i think i will always have to have it on hand now in case i feel like making this awesome cake

chia April 05, 2003

The cake turns out great but once removed from the oven, there's a very strong soda smell and even after cooling, the cake still taste of slight soda, wonder if I should reduce the soda by half?

Tom & Jerry August 17, 2003

I made ths cake for Christmas morning to have with our coffee. It turned out great! My husbanc loved it. Moist, but not too rich. As he said, "this one is a keeper."

trlax December 26, 2004

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