A friend gave me this recipe to make for a breakfast I was hosting. The pan was empty before the breakfast was over! It's one of my most-requested recipes, probably because it's a bit different.
-Joanne Hoschette, Paxton, Massachusetts
Warm, buttery coffee cake: you just can't beat a good one. And Janice Kuhlmann's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is just that. With a lovely, tender interior and a slightly crunchy crust, it has a wonderful texture not unlike poundcake. But it's the lemon and almond flavors plus the full cup of walnuts that really take this Stafford Springs, Connecticut reader's cake over the top on taste.
Warm, buttery coffee cake: you just can't beat a good one. And Janice Kuhlmann's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is just that. With a lovely, tender interior and a slightly crunchy crust, it has a wonderful texture not unlike poundcake. But it's the lemon and almond flavors plus the full cup of walnuts that really take this Newington, Connecticut reader's cake over the top on taste.
“This cake is doubly delicious due to the white chocolate and cream cheese filling,” notes Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma. “I've made it for social gatherings and as a homey snack on chilly mornings. One piece leads to another!”
My dad has always had a flourishing rhubarb patch. So when I saw this contest, I knew I should try to create a recipe with his endless supply. This cake can be served as a coffee cake at breakfast or an elegant finish to a special meal. —Mary Blenk, Cumberland, Maine
This colorful crumb cake from Paula Eriksen has a moist, mouthwatering layer of fresh raspberries and is just as pretty as it is delicious. “It's an excellent recipe,” Paula writes from Palm Harbor, Florida. “I replaced some of the sugar with sugar substitute, some of the white flour with whole wheat, and went from whole milk and butter to skim and reduced-fat. Now it's more healthy for family and friends.”—Paula Eriksen, Palm Harbor, Florida
"Because I need to watch my fat intake, I usually have to pass on desserts. But with reduced-fat cream cheese and egg substitute, I can enjoy this great berry cake. You, too!" --Christine Benner of Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Holiday breakfasts would not be the same at our house without this delicious coffee cake. Whenever I take it anywhere, everyone raves about it and wants the recipe. —Susan Walschlager, Anderson, Indiana
My family and friends always feel treasured when I make this delicious bread for them. They really love its pretty wreath shape and chocolate cream cheese filling.
If you only want to make four coffee cakes, this recipe can easily be halved to fit into a regular mixing bowl. Or make it in two batches.
I tasted this cake while visiting a friend in South Dakota. The memory of it stayed with me for years, until I finally called and asked her for the recipe. It was her mother’s recipe, and she was glad to share it. I’ve made it often since then, and it’s always a hit. Sometimes I’ll sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar, and slices are also good spread with butter.