Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Mutual gifts cement friendship.
~ Ivorian Proverb

I made a Sour Cream Coffee Cake before I went over to Allie’s for her Bulgogi lunch. It has been a while since I made this cake. Since I still have a cup of sour cream in the fridge, I thought I should use it. This goes well with coffee.


Here is the recipe.


  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream



  • Heat the oven to 350F and grease a 6-cup tube pan.
  • Mix walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon to make topping and set aside.
  • Stir or sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt until dry ingredients are well combined.
  • Cream the butter with the sugar until the mixture is light, then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture in alternate thirds with the sour cream,beating well after each addition.
  • Spoon half the batter into the pan and sprinkle with half the topping, then add remaining batter and sprinkle on the rest of the topping.
  • Bake for 40 minutes without opening the oven, then test for doneness (a toothpick should come out clean). It may need another 5 to 10 minutes of baking.

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