Sour Cream Coffee Cake


prep 0:30       total 1:30


2 loaves



3/4 cup butter or
margarine, softened
1-1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup sour cream


1/2 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Grease 10x4-inch tube pan or 2 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Mix in flour, baking powder, soda and salt alternately with sour cream.

Spread layers of batter into pan, alternating with a layer of filling, ending with filling. Bake about 1 hour at 350°F. Cool on a wire rack.

Author's Comments

This tried and true recipe is so easy and freezes well.

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3 Recipe Reviews

Sue Joyce

Sue Joyce reviewed Sour Cream Coffee Cake on April 24, 2004

This looks like a very promising coffee cake. But maybe it should be called Coffee Surprise, as there is no mention of coffee in the ingredients!

Adi Lachman

Adi Lachman reviewed Sour Cream Coffee Cake on July 19, 2004

This is my "home" cake - it's so easy and quick to make, and comes out great every time. I got the recipe from my mother, actually, with a few slight variances. My recommended variance for filling is to grate 50 grams of choclate with a fine grater, add half of this to the cake mixture and the other half in the middle of the cake (instead of the cinnamon). Also, once the cake cools, sprinkle the top with sugar powder for a finishing touch.


foodie13 reviewed Sour Cream Coffee Cake on June 5, 2005

Fantastic! (And in response to a previous reviewer... Coffee cakes aren't meant to contain coffee, the name comes from the fact that it is a good snack to serve with coffee or tea.)