Sourdough Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

More fun with sourdough discard, this one was a big hit and almost completely gone the day it was made.

Look at those two beautiful layers of cinnamon streusel!


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sourdough starter

1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt


1/4 cup cold butter, diced

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 For the cake, preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 9″ or 8 x 8″ cake pan with cooking spray.

2 Beat butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Whisk together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add 1/3 flour mixture to butter mixture and beat well, add sour cream and beat well, add 1/3 flour mixture and beat well, add sourdough discard and beat well, then add last 1/3 flour mixture and beat well.

3 For the topping, cut butter into flour with pastry cutter or two forks until butter is the size of peas. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.

4 Layer half the cake batter in pan and sprinkle with half the streusel. Gently spread remaining cake batter over streusel then top with remaining streusel.

5 Bake 40 – 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

recipe from Heart’s Content Farmhouse

3 thoughts on “Sourdough Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

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