• Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 14-16
  • Preparation Time:


I have a Betty Crocker Cookbook that I got about 20 yrs ago. I was thumbing through the bread section (a section that has received very little attention) and came across Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Its pretty darn good!


  • Coffee Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour or whole wheat flour (you can use self-rising flour but omit baking powder, baking soda and salt)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Light Brown Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk


  • Heat oven to 350'. Grease tube pan 10x4", 12 cup bundt cake pan or 2 loaf pans 9x5x3 inches.
  • Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, for 2 minutes
  • Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt alternately with sour cream on low speed.
  • Prepare filling by combining the brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon
  • For tube or bundt cake. spread 1/2 of the batter (about 2 cups) in pan and sprinkle with 1/3 of the filling (about 6 tablespoons); repeat 2 times.
  • For loafs, spread 1/4 of the batter (about 1 1/2 cups) in each pan and sprinkle each with 1/4 of the filling (about 5 tablespoons), repeat.
  • Bake until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  • Cool slightly; remove from pan (s). Cool 10 minutes; make Light Brown Glaze while cooling as follows:
  • Heat butter in 1 1/2 quart saucepan over medium heat until delicate brown. (be patient and watchful because once it happens it happens quickly. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze is smooth and of desired consistency.
  • Immediately drizzle over the cake, before the glaze has a chance to harden, which happens quickly.

Categories: Breakfast  Coffee Cake  Dessert 

Author Credit: Betty Crocker

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