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.
Tart apples and sour cream flavor this moist coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. "The recipe makes two pans, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a busy morning or unexpected company," says Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota.
My husband and I and our three children are missionaries in northern Spain. Special treats like this flavorful swirled bread are truly a taste of home for us. With a creamy,fruity filling and sweet glaze, it's hard to eat just one slice.
-Mary Bergman, Navarra, Spain
Repeat guests at Arlene Wengerd's home in Millersburg, Ohio phone ahead to request her cinnamony coffee cake for breakfast. You can prepare it in advance and refrigerate, or welcome company with its fresh-baked aroma.
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
This moist spice cake from Sandra Castillo of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is low in fat but full of flavor! "Apple pie filling is my secret ingredient," she writes. "For a fun variation, try it with a chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling...or yellow cake mix and peach filling."
For an old-fashioned treat, there's nothing that beats my mom's peach kuchen. With a melt-in-your-mouth crust and a lightly sweet filling, this dessert is perfect after a big meal. —Cathy Eland
Hightstown, New Jersey
This sugary-topped apple coffee cake is a delicious way to get your family out of bed in the morning. Our pros lightened the original up, but this makeover version is still scrumptious to the core! —Denise Snyder, Lemoyne, Ohio
"This is a wonderful time-saver because it's assembled the night before," explains Cindy Harris of San Antonio, Texas. "My kids think that the nutty topping, sweet glaze and from scratch cake make it the ultimate treat."