Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Savor a classic! A brown sugar, nut and spice filling is layered and baked in a rich sour cream coffee cake.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16

Filling

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon

Coffee Cake

3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
3/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups sour cream

Light Brown Glaze

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

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all Filling ingredients; set aside.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 3/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and the eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream on low speed.
  • 4 Spread 1/3 of the batter (about 2 cups) in pan; sprinkle with 1/3 of the Filling (about 6 tablespoons). Repeat twice.
  • 5 Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 6 Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until very light brown; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle cake with glaze.

Expert Tips

Skip the glaze and just sprinkle the coffee cake with powdered sugar or a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
41g
41%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.