Sour Cream Coffee Cake - This is a delicious family recipe. Coffee cake recipe is great for brunch. #coffeecake #brunchrecipes
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

There are some foods that remind us of our childhood, this Sour Cream Coffee Cake is one of those foods. My Mama used to make this every month or so. When I would come home from school and inhale that beautiful smell, I knew we must be having company over or we were celebrating something.

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This really is such a simple coffee cake but I think because it was done in a beautiful bundt pan, it seemed more difficult than it actually was and of course, I’m sure that is why I thought it was only for special occasions when I was younger.

Well y’all, I’m here to show you just how simple this elegant coffee cake is. I decided to make it on a Sunday morning recently while Tom was sleeping in. Needless to say, when he caught a wiff of that beautiful smell, he was up and out of bed in no time.

Perhaps you could make this for an ailing friend or neighbor, or for a nice end to a family dinner. Oh heck, just make it to sit around and have a cup of coffee with friends.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts and how much you enjoyed it!

Make it a great day!

PS I thought I would let you know that I have included the glaze for this recipe, however, I honestly can’t ever remember my mama putting that on this. Just something she included in the recipe that probably should have been there HA HA.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake - This is a delicious family recipe. Coffee cake recipe is great for brunch. #coffeecake #brunchrecipes

Sour Cream Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a bundt pan or tube pan

Beat sugar, margarine/butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes

Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt alternating with sour cream on low speed

Prepare the filling

Spread 1/3 of the batter in the bottom of the pan and then sprinkle 1/3 of the filling

Repeat 2 times with the remaining batter and filling

Bake until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour.

Cool slightly and then remove from pan by inverting onto a plate.

When almost cooled, drizzle with Glaze and serve.


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all filling ingredients together in a small bowl.


  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Heat margarine in a saucepan over medium heat until a delicate brown color. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until it is the desired glaze consistency.

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