Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sometimes simple is just best! There are many recipes for a basic coffee cake...with sour cream. This is a recipe which, believe it or not comes from a recipe book of casseroles. It was submitted to a cookbook collection of the Presbyterian Women of Birmingham, Alabama. How did I come to get this recipe? Ahhhh....garage sales and second hand bookstores. Try is moist and delicious as most sour cream cakes go.


  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar: add eggs. Combine dry ingredients. Add alternately with sour cream. Add vanilla. Place 1/3 of batter in greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Sprinkle with 1/3 of Topping: Pat down with spoon. Repeat twice, ending with Topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. Let cool before removing from pan.


  1. Oh Trish, I love sour cream coffee cake and it smells wonderful in the house when baking this cake!
    Hmmm, I have sour cream in the fridge..

  2. Yum. It's been years since I've made something like this. Tis the season to stoke up the stove :0)

  3. i do love sour cream coffee cakes and this recipe is very similar to mine. it just needs a little cinnamon whip cream and there is no stopping me....unfortunately.={

  4. This almost exact same recipe is one of the first cakes I ever made and that we still enjoy! I got it from a Betty Crocker recipe card file the year that I graded from high school or the year I got married (same thing...) and actually made about a dozen of them for our wedding reception collection of desserts. Mine has less butter and more sour cream. A nice Bundt Pan recipe!

  5. I just wanted to leave a quick note to say how much I love your blog! Everything looks so good, the pictures are great, and the writing is warm and caring. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Wow Anneliese...are you kidding?!! What a lot of work. You probably ended up with a more delicious menu though - than if you had it catered. Hmmm....reception posting material coming up?

  7. This is another one of those recipes that was very in vogue but then forgotten .. .always a favorite.

  8. This is so beautiful!

    Your photography is incredible! Love the rose.

    My mom used to make coffee cake almost every weekend. Sour cream, cinnamon. Doesn't get any better than that does it?

  9. I made this cake today,and was not impressed !
    A complete waste of my time,it looked good but
    it was dry and bland.