Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"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."
photo by CountryLady photo by CountryLady
photo by CountryLady
Ready In:




  • Cream butter with sugar in a large bowl& beat until light.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder& soda in a medium bowl.
  • Add flour to butter mixture alternately with the sour cream in about 4 additions, beginning& ending with flour.
  • Spoon half the batter into a buttered 8 inch baking dish.
  • Combine brown sugar with nuts& cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle half on the batter.
  • Top with remaining batter& sprinkle with rest of the brown sugar mixture.
  • 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.
  • Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. chia2160
    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
  2. Tom and Jerry
    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?
  3. trlax
    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."
  4. Marie
    This was a wonderful cake for our Sunday morning breakfast. I think anything with sour cream in it automatically makes it delicious and moist. Also loved the brown sugar pecan filling and topping mixture. Another winner from CL. Thanks.


In the words of Tracy Byrd, "I'm from the country & I like it that way"!! On May 1, 2008 my husband and I started a new adventure. We'll be living in a 37 foot RV while our new home is under construction. Its out in the country on a dead end dirt road with lots of trees. For the next 4 months or so, most meals will be cooked on the BBQ and life will be full of challenges! We love spending quality time with our friends & family - especially the grandkids!! The photo is 4 generations - my 84 year old mother, myself, my daughter & my youngest granddaughter - taken at the end of 2006. I've participated in many contests & events here on Zaar but this is the first banner that I've posted. My thanks to Dreamgoddess for hosting the contest & SusieD for the banner design! <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes