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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is loaded with cinnamon spices and boasts a super moist and tender crumb – it’s the perfect pairing with your morning cup of coffee or tea.

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake is Quick and Easy

I adore quick breads, coffee cakes, and basically any sweet carby type goodies that call themselves breakfast.  Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese, Moist Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glaze, Easy Pull-Apart Sticky Buns, and Sweet Potato Cinnamon Brown Sugar Muffins are all worthy of being the most important meal of the day 🙂

Looking at those recipes is awakening a serious baking (and eating) craving this very moment. I realize we’re just days away from officially being in the fall season.  I know scores of people who claim fall as their favorite season; they have easily bid adieu to summer. I’m afraid that’s not true for me.  I’ve always been and may forever remain a summer gal.

But. Though I’m never quite ready to trade my beloved flip flops for boots, I’m an unabashed sucker for fall baking.  The aroma of cinnamon and spices wafting through the house – I’m good with that part.  Very, very good with it.

sour cream cinnamon coffee cake

Tender, Moist, Cinnamon Flavors

This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a perfect kick off for fall.  It’s tender, moist, and oh-so-satisfying.  Just smelling it baking in the oven is enough to make us sit and stare hungrily into the oven.

The moist interior of this coffee cake is wonderfully offset by the classic streusel that is layered within the cake.  The cake is finished off with the streusel topping, which gives is a delicious crisp sweetness that can’t be beat.  The sour cream gives this cinnamon coffee cake a tasty tang that combines perfectly with the sweetness.

cinnamon coffee cake with sour cream

Whether you’re ecstatic over fall’s arrival or not, you’ll positively fall for this cake.


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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

5 from 3 ratings
This Cinnamon Coffee Cake has the perfect combination of sweetness, spices, and slight tang, thanks to the addition of sour cream. It’s moist, tender, and crisp on the outside.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Amy Dong


For the Streusel:


  • Preheat oven to 350F, with rack on lower middle position. Grease a Bundt baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and beat to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add half of flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture and beat just enough to incorporate. Add half of sour cream to this mixture and beat just enough to incorporate. Repeat for remaining flour mixture and sour cream, beating just to incorporate after each addition. Batter should be smooth.
  • Make the streusel by combining cinnamon, nuts, and sugar in a bowl.
  • Transfer a third of the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Sprinkle a third of the streusel mixture evenly over batter. Repeat layering two more times, ending with streusel on the top.
  • Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out almost clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack completely.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: breakfast/brunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking, Oven

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    • BARB

    Can I use chbarberry pie filling?


    How do you prevent the streusel from settling on the bottom? This happens to me all the time.

      • chewoutloud

      Gina, this cake batter is on the thicker side, so your streusel should stay put… hope you love it! 🙂

    • Elaine albano-scesney

    Just found your site and have the coffee cake cooling. Smells amazing and very quick to put together. Usually i have all ingredients in house and love having something homemade for dessert that will work for a quick breakfast. Cant wait to try it (trying to wait for it to cool so hard) and ur other wonderful recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Elaine! So glad you found us; I’m glad you’re here! 🙂

    • Adri

    What a simply wonderful Coffee Cake. This is my first visit to your site – it’s great! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

      • chewoutloud

      Aw, thanks, Adri! So glad you found us, and hope you’ll come back for more 🙂

    • recipesaresimple

    I am happy to have discovered your blog. Love the atmosphere you have created. I cant wait to try out this cake.

      • chewoutloud

      Aw, thank you for such a sweet comment! So glad you found us. Hope you’ll keep coming back 🙂

    • Julie @ Lovely LIttle Kitchen

    Beautiful coffee cake! Just recently found your blog- I love it! Always fun to follow other moms who know the pleasures of raising three boys :0)

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Julie! So glad you came over, and finding another mom/cook! 🙂

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