Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This coffee cake is one of my absolute favorites. It will melt in your mouth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease two 8x8 square pans (or two 8" rounds, or one 9x13).
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda& salt together; set aside.
  3. Cream margarine and the 1cup sugar until light & fluffy.
  4. Add eggs& vanilla; beat thoroughly.
  5. Blend in sour cream alternately with flour mixture; stir in nuts.
  6. Divide& spread batter evenly in pan (s).
  7. Combine topping ingredients& sprinkle on top of batter.
  8. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes (40-45 if using 9x13).
  9. Notes: Topping is very crumbly; it can be used as streusel in middle of cake if desired.
  10. Also, this cake freezes well!
Most Helpful

This recipe was great! Made it for folks at work and they really enjoyed it! Would definitely make it again. However, I added about 3 T. butter to topping ingredients. It sinks into the cake and makes a nice textured top.

lizeroo August 08, 2002

The cake itself was excellent very moist, the topping however was like eating sugar alone, it may have tasted better if the topping was mixed with some butter.

Snowbunnii April 08, 2002

Excellent coffee cake. Very easy to make. Took this to church for a scrapbooking brunch party and it was gobbled up in no time. Loved the walnut topping. Also, was able to make this gluten free. I did add 1 T ground flax seed to the batter. Thanks for posting this Mary. Made for Sweet Delights Tag.

LARavenscroft March 13, 2010