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Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

This is a Wisconsin recipe-using our own delicious sour cream, of course! What better place to enjoy a dish like this than in the Dairy State?
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CAKE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Combine all topping ingredients; set aside. For cake, cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter and egg mixture; beat until combined. Pour half the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with half the topping mixture. Add remaining batter and topping. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until done. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 268 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed May. 17, 2017

"I put the batter in a 9 x9 pan and it barely fit. I agree with climber girl.. I had to drop the batter on top and couldn't spread it because of the streusel. It did come out somewhat dry."

buttermilk maid
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"A wonderful version of sour cream coffee cake. easy. I added butterfinger chips to my topping. It gave even more crunch. Great basic coffee cake and I will make a number of variations. The 13x9 pan was just right. The only other pan I might have used is a springform pan. It could then be cut into wedges. A KEEPER."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"I followed the recipe as it stated regarding ingredient quantity and pan size. I had to very carefully spread the batter to cover the pan for the first layer, but once that it was done it did turn out quite well. I would definitely make again but would maybe try it in a slightly smaller pan. It tasted great, however for me the pan size was an issue."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"I've made this recipe twice now and I probably won't make it again. It's too dry. I think it should probably have butter or something cut into the topping to make it less so.

Additionally, I have complaints about the recipe itself. First, there is no "pour" of the batter as the recipe says. It's scrape it into the pan and then carefully spread it to all the corners because the batter is so thick. Which leads me to the next complaint - there is no way this could be made in a 9x13 pan. The first time I made it, I fortunately recognized there was not enough batter and put it in a 9x9. It just barely fit in a 9x9 and probably would have been easier in an 8x8 or small cake pan. Also, the picture accompanying this recipe is very misleading. The cake doesn't even turn out as thick as it is in the picture when made in a 9x9."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"I brought this to my brothers for Easter brunch today. It received rave reviews from the entire family! I set the timer for 35 minutes for baking to get use to my brand new oven. It was done in that time. The coffee cake was moist and flavorful. I will make this again in the future!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"I made this recipe and found i was out of sour cream boo hoo. Well i subbed plain yogurt and did omit the nuts. I doubled the topping and it turned out very good. Nit real sweet sweet and my husband loved it. A keeper"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"I have doubled and tripled this recipe with perfect results every time. Added dried cranberries and Orange zest. And also one with blueberries. And one with raspberries. If you alter a recipe even the slightest bit and it fails don't blame the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Tried this for the 1st time and the batter was indeed a challenge - almost seemed like there wasn't enough batter to do 2 whole layers in a 9x13 pan. Next time I might try increasing the recipe for the batter and see how that works out. But I got rave reviews."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Except for the stress of spreading the thick batter to cover the pan, this is outstanding! Husband and son both raved! I made it exactly as written."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"I halved the recipe and used an 8x8 pan to bake it. I baked it for 30 minutes, and it turned out ok, but a little dry. Also, the streusel part of the cake would have been much better without the nuts, and with some butter cut into the mixture to soften it, as it added to the dryness of the cake. I might make this again with some adjustments, but overall, I wasn't very impressed."

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