Sour Cream Coffee Cake

by Megan on February 22, 2011

My mom made all the time when I was growing up. I love the memories as much as I love the cinnamon-sugary goodness.

Jake likes this coffee cake because he says it taste like a donut. Basically, if you like happy breakfast memories, cinnamon-sugar, and donuts, you’ll la la love this.

P.S. I just want you guys to know that this is one of the best coffee cakes in the whole world. And that’s why I decorated it flag-style. That, and the fact that now I can say that this is a bundt with a bunting. Ha!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Recipe from my homegurl, Betty Crocker


cinnamon filling –

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

coffee cake –

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

glaze –

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 1-2 t milk


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a bundt pan with generously with cooking spray. Make cinnamon filling by whisking together brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts if using.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat the granulated sugar, butter, 1 1/2 t vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream on low speed.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the batter (about 2 cups) in prepared bundt pan; sprinkle with 1/3 of the cinnamon filling (about 1/3 cup). Repeat twice (or repeat just once more if you’re like me).
  4. Bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer inserted near the enter comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate.
  5. Make glaze by whisking together powdered sugar 1/4 t vanilla and milk until it’s thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over the entire coffee cake and serve

I knew I bought these eggs for a reason!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

mum February 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

I can ALMOST smell this…one of my true favorites!!


Megan (megabite) February 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

Mine too, thanks to you! <3


beckie February 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Okay, I love absolutely everything about this! The gorgeous glazed color of the cake, the happy little egg carton message and, of course, those flags! Bunting makes everything better 🙂


Megan (megabite) February 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Beckie!! This coffee cake is my favorite. 🙂


Marjorie Rose February 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

My goodness, I want a bite!


Kerri February 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Yum! My Aunt Bea used to make this for St.Pierre Christmas every year. But she called it Merk’s coffee cake. Fun & delicious memories.


Megan (megabite) February 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Marjorie Rose – I wish I could give you a piece!

Kerri – I’m glad you have tasty breakfast memories around this coffee cake too! <3


Sian the Green February 23, 2011 at 5:54 am

The cake looks yum and I love the bunting but you may want to add an “s” in direction 2 🙂


Megan (megabite) February 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

Thanks Sian, and good catch! haha Of all the words, right? 🙂


Shelley February 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I love the bundt cake with bunting. (I’m a sucker for puns.) And you just can’t beat Betty Crocker for a good coffee cake. Looks delish!

If you’re a banner fan, check out my friend Kathy’s etsy store:


Megan (megabite) February 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Thanks Shelley! You’re so right. Betty is one hip lady. And thanks for showing me that snazzy etsy store.


Dana February 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I know this recipe! It’s such an awesome cake!


Megan (megabite) February 24, 2011 at 7:58 am

Yes! Everyone needs to know this recipe! It’s too tasty to miss.


cindy February 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

a bundt w/ a bunting…ahahahah!!
i love bundts and cinnamon-sugar. and donuts.


Megan (megabite) February 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

OOH Cindy, you’d love this!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 26, 2011 at 5:26 am

Mmm, a coffeecake that’s just like a doughnut? You’ve got my full attention. It sounds super yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up.


LimeCake February 28, 2011 at 4:28 am

What a magnificent looking cake! Must be super moist with the sour cream. Yum!


Megan (megabite) February 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thanks! And yeah, it stays super tasty for days. 🙂


becky March 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

any chance some kind of stout could used in this for a coffe stout cake e.g. southern tier mokah or javah or mikeller beer eek brunch weasel edition?


Megan March 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hmmm… I don’t know. That’d be awesome though. If you’re looking for a coffee-cake type cake with beer in it this one is a good one:


heather August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Gorgeous cake! Love those banners and I know it must taste like pure cinnamony awesomeness.

PS. your the Pixies reference = the peak of my day.


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