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sour cream coffee cake


For the cake:

  • 12 tbsp 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

For the streusel:

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts rinsed

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. If not using a non-stick bundt/tube pan, grease and flour the pan.
  • In medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and creamy, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla and sour cream.
  • With mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined.
  • To make the streusel, place all ingredients except the walnuts in a small bowl and pinch with your fingers until it forms a crumble.
  • Mix in the walnuts.
  • To assemble the cake, spoon half of the batter into the pan and even out with a spatula or knife.
  • Sprinkle 3/4 cup streusel, then spoon the rest of the batter into the pan.
  • Spread it evenly and top with the remaining streusel. If you make this in a bundt pan, this streusel layer will be on the bottom, but if you make it in a tube pan, it will be on the top.
  • It didn't really matter to me, but if you want the streusel-topped look, make it in a tube pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. I took mine out at 50 and it was perfectly done.
  • Let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes, then carefully flip the cake out onto a serving plate.
  • Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and maple syrup and add desired amount of milk to make the glaze thinner.
  • Drizzle glaze over the cake with a spoon. Serve and enjoy!