Coffee cake with sour cream

Coffee cake is such a delectable cake. It is great for breakfast, or as a dessert. Cinnamon being a fav spice at my house, this is a perfect recipe that has a hint of cinnamon flavor and mild sweetness. The caramelized effect of the brown sugar gives such a nice texture to the cake..It can be made as a rectangular cake or bundt cake..

When I came to the US, I noticed all the coffee shops used to carry this cake. It was named coffee cake but didn’t have any coffee flavor. Was to know “Why is coffee cake called so?”. Online resources say that this cake is very popular in Germany cafes and were served as a accompaniment with coffee. Hence came the name Coffee cake. In the US this cake is made is many different flavors, cinnamon being the most tasty and popular one.


sugar 3/4 cup
butter 8 tbsp, softened
vanilla essence 1 tsp
eggs 2
flour 2 cups (all purpose flour + wholewheat flour)
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
sour cream/greek yogurt 1 cup
cinnamon powder 3/4 tsp

for nut-sugar mixture
chopped pecans/walnuts 1/4 cup
brown sugar 1/3 cup
coconut sugar 1/4 cup (optional)
cinnamon powder 3/4 tsp


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare a baking dish by spraying cooking oil or smear butter.
Beat together granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl with hand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and continue to beat till everything is incorporated well.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, 3/4 tsp of cinnamon powder and baking soda.
Add flour mixture into egg-sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition.

for nut-sugar mixture
Combine nuts, brown sugar, coconut sugar and cinnamon powder. Set aside.

assembling and baking
In the baking dish, spread a layer of the nut-sugar mixture.
Spread half of the cake batter in the baking dish over the nut-sugar mixture.
Sprinkle the rest of the nut-sugar mixture evenly over the cake batter.
Finally spread the remaining cake batter evenly.
Bake for 50-55 mins or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 mins in the baking pan.
Loosen cake from sides of pan and invert cake onto wire rack, gently remove pan.
Enjoy the cake after it is cooled completely.

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