SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 50 to 60
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons (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 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the streusel:
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light.
  • Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined.
  • Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
  • For the streusel:
  • Place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble.
  • Mix in the walnuts, if desired.
  • Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife.
  • Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate.
  • Whisk the confectioners' sugar and maple syrup together, adding a few drops of water if necessary, to make the glaze runny.
  • Drizzle as much as you like over the cake with a fork or spoon.

Notes

Categories: Cake  Coffee Cake  Dessert 

Author Credit: Barefoot Contessa

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