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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake, by , is from The Delany Girls' Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jessica Steber
Added: Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Coffee Cake:
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sour cream (you can use a full 16 oz. container)

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
2 tbsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350. Grease tube pan, 10x4 inches, or 2 loaf pans, 9x5x3 inches. Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt alternately with sour cream.

Mix together filling ingredients in a separate bowl

For tube pan, spread 1/3 of batter (about 2 c.) in pan and sprinkle with 1/3 of filling (about 6 tbsp.); repeat 2 times. For loaf pans, spread 1/4 of batter (about 1 1/2 c) in each pan and sprinkle with 1/4 of filling (about 5 tbsp.); repeat.

Bake about 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (I usually check after 50 minutes) Cool slightly in pan(s) before removing.

Sugar Glaze:
Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and 1 to 2 tbsp. hot water until smooth and of spreading consistency. Add more water if necessary.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was given to me by my mother in law (Janie) and has become one of our holiday favorites! It is great to make and have for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon snack!




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