Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

I actually got this recipe from a Bed & Breakfast that I once stayed at. I was so impressed with these muffins, I had to ask for the recipe. Much to my surprise, the pastry chef gave it to me and asked nothing in return. I lost this recipe and found it recently...OMG It's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix brown sugar walnuts and cinnamon together and set aside.
  2. Muffin: Mix butter, sugar and eggs.
  3. Add sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients.
  5. Marble the brown sugar mixture through the batter using a table knife.
  6. Reserve a few tablespoons for sprinkling on top.
  7. Fill 12 greased muffin cups.
  8. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mix on top of each.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan and cool.


Most Helpful

Made these for a brunch on Sunday and they were very easy to make and DELICIOUS! They do make more than 12 muffins since mine ended up huge! I would go to 14-16. Mine were so big they stuck together but still tasty and everyone loved them! highly recommend!

sroop February 14, 2011

These were absolutely delicious! I made them without any kind of nuts in the topping and it was great! The batter is really thick... almost like a dough but because of the other reviews I read here I knew not to be alarmed. I cooked mine for 20 minutes and they were perfect! Great recipe! Thank you!

tleavitt17 January 27, 2011

Awesome coffee cake muffins. I used ground pecans instead of walnuts. I also baked them in a popover pan which gave me a little larger more rounded muffin, looks like a little coffee cake shape. I got 10 muffins and they baked up nicely in 22 minutes. They are all gone and my family is looking for more. Thanks for sharing this recipe! A keeper.

Calee May 09, 2009

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