Sour Cream Coffee Cake
photo by lois hall
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup softened butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 3⁄4 cups sour cream (500 mg tub)
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- Prepare the topping first and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease and flour tube or bundt pan (I just spray with Pam).
- Sift dry ingredients and set aside.
- Combine butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Beat well.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Fold in sour cream.
- Pour 1/2 batter in pan; top with 1/2 topping.
- Pour remaining batter in pan and top with rest of topping.
- Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
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Excellent cake. The texture is perfect - very moist! I baked mine for 45 minutes in a bunt pan and actually could have baked it a few minutes less. I also made a thin icing to drizzle over the top when it was finished. I will definitely be making this again but will add a little salt next time. Thanks for a great recipe!
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I altered this recipe so much I dare not star it. The main benefit? Moist coffee cake! The main drawback? A lack of flavor. However, I may have inadvertently lowered the salt content by using half oil, half butter. I also used half sucanat, half sugar, and half whole wheat pastry flour, half regular. Instead of sour cream I used saskatoon goat yogurt. I thought it would be too sweet with the sweet yogurt, but it was just barely sweet enough (from the topping). I used chopped walnuts, but would chop them more finely next time. This was the recipe I was looking for to use up some expired yogurt, and I love the soft, creamy texture of this coffeecake, but next time I will add a bit of salt too.
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