Coffee Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

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  • Servings : 10 to 12
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

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This is a simple, easy to make and yummy sour cream coffee cake recipe. It has sweet and crunchy streusel layers between the soft layers of cake.

Most streusel layers combine cinnamon and walnuts with a bit of sugar. This recipe has an extra secret ingredient in the streusel – cocoa.

This recipe is bound to be a hit with family and friends.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Mix the last 4 ingredients together to form the streusel mixture. (Sugar, cinnamon, cocoa and walnuts)

Step 3

Combine the dry cake ingredients and mix until well blended.

Step 4

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and sour cream, then add the dry ingredient mixture.

Step 5

Place about 1/3 of the cake mix in a greased tube or bundt pan. Layer 1/2 of the streusel over the cake batter. Add another layer of each and end with a layer of cake batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Tips and Variations:

  • To lower the fat content, replace 1 cup of the sour cream with a cup of plain yogurt.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on the top of the cake by sifting it through a strainer while holding it over the cake.

Coffee cakes really are easy cake recipes to make from scratch. Even if you don’t consider yourself a real baker, you can easily make this cake recipe for family and friends.

The cocoa in this recipe adds another tasty flavor element and really zips up the flavor.

It is one of the best cake recipes I have.

If you are going to indulge in cake, a coffee cake recipe like this one is one of the best to eat. It is simple, no high sugar icing, and has nuts for added nutrition.

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  1. posted by Karen Ciancio on

    Question originally asked by Tash from Calgary AB, on the older version of the site and transferred here:

    No Coffee in Coffee Cake?

    There is no coffee in Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe??

    From Karen:
    No Tash, a coffee cake got the name from the fact that it was considered a good cake to serve with coffee, not because it contains coffee in the recipe. Most coffee cakes have no coffee in them at all.

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