Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My niece Heidi and her husband Mark came to stay with us this weekend.  Heidi, along with my daughter Courtney, loves my coffee cake so I thought I would make a new one for them this weekend.  This is similar to the other coffee cake that they love but is a different shape and the streusel is in the middle instead of on top, tastes pretty similar though.  This recipe came from the December 18, 2009 issue of “All You” magazine.

streusel:

1 cup walnuts or pecans, very finely chopped (I used walnuts)

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

cake:

2 cups cake flour (I didn’t have any cake flour so found this substitution on the internet – 1 3/4 cups flour plus 1/4 cup cornstarch)

1 cup flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature

1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla

glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 12 cup Bundt pan or tube pan.  Make streusel:  In a bowl, combine nuts, both sugars, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

2  Make cake:  In a bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt.  Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat both sugars and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each addition, then beat in egg yolk.  Beat in 1/2 of the flour mixture, until just combined.  Stir in sour cream and vanilla, then fold in remaining flour mixture.  Do not overmix.  Batter will be thick.

3  Spread 2/3 of batter evenly in pan.  Sprinkle streusel over top then top with remaining batter, gently spreading batter until streusel is entirely covered.  Bake until a cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 35 – 40 minutes.  Let cake cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out of pan onto wire rack to cool.

4  Make glaze:  Sift powdered sugar into small bowl, add milk and vanilla and mix with a fork until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drip down sides.

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2 thoughts on “Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  1. This sour cream coffee cake looks divine. I absolutely love this recipe, it reminds me of when I grew up. I can’t wait to make this. Very nice post and thanks for sharing this.

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