Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

One more way to use your starter! Sometimes I skip the topping and just drizzle white frosting over the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sourdough starter, oil and egg.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients and add to sourdough mixture.
  3. Put dough into greased 9 inch square pan.
  4. Crumble topping ingredients together (I use a pastry blender) and sprinkle topping on top of batter.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Most Helpful

Lovely dense coffee cake, quick to fix and perfect with coffee or tea. We enjoyed how the topping sank into the cake in places. Used starter that I'd fed earlier in the day. Next time I'd bake only 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 02, 2014

The first use of my starter, and a great success! Have to admit the idea of a sourdough coffee cake was a little out there for me, but the whole family loved it. My starter is the exact texture and consistency of marshmallow cream, and seemed a bit stiff when it came time to add the dry ingredients - thinned it with a little milk to about the consistency of thick pancake batter, which seemed to be the right thing to do. (At least the finished product had a good texture.) :) Next time I think I will mix in some nuts with the streusel topping but wonderful as written. Thanks for a great recipe!

KatieLynn November 22, 2015

great taste! Great use for extra starter! 30 minutes was plenty for mine!

Julie S. August 21, 2015