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Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

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If you’ve tasted coffee cakes before, I’m pretty sure you already know there’s no coffee in them. They’re called that way because they’re the perfect partner for a warm cup of coffee while spending the evening with your loved ones.

You might have also realized that not all coffee cakes are created equal. Some are just a bit richer and mouth-watering. They’re made with sour cream, and that makes all the difference. Really, one ingredient completely changes any cake’s personality.

Actually, you need not add a lot of sour cream to give your coffee cake a bit more personality; actually, I use less than a cup for an entire loaf. It does make a significant difference, though, so I’m pretty sure you’ll love the recipe below.

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What you’ll need

This is one of my most reliable coffee cake recipes, you can’t go wrong with this one, and it’s handy for when you’re in a hurry. It takes less than an hour, and I guarantee you already have all you need at home. If not, every ingredient is available everywhere, literally.

Our dry ingredients are flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. The wet ingredients are butter, sour cream, an egg and vanilla extract. Just put it all together and bake the mixture! Baking a cake made easy.

Of course, the best part is the crumbly and cinnamon streusel topping; it’s what makes coffee cakes instantly recognizable. We’re making it from scratch in just two minutes. How cool is that?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Serving Size9
  • Energy291 cal


For the topping:



Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.


In a second mixing bowl, combine the butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract.


Using a stand mixer, combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredient mixture until a batter forms.


Pour the batter into the greased baking pan.


To make the crumble topping, mix the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and slowly incorporate the butter. Top the cake mixture with the crumble.


Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Insert a wood pick to make sure the center
is fully cooked.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size9
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories291
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat15 g78 g19.23%
  • Saturated Fat9.2 g20 g46%
  • Cholesterol54 mg300 mg18%
  • Sodium222 mg2300 mg9.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate37 g275 g13.45%
  • Dietary Fiber0.9 g28 g3.21%
  • Total Sugars19.9 g
  • Protein3.5 g50 g7%
  • Calcium115 mg1300 mg8.85%
  • Iron7 mg18 mg38.89%
  • Potassium242 mg4700 mg5.15%