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Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake

February 11, 2014Danita

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This beautiful Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake was made by my daughter, who’s beautiful inside and out.  

We served this cake for dessert at our weekly fellowship meal at church, but it would be wonderful for breakfast.  In fact, it was baked the night before and the other members of our family tried (really hard) to talk my daughter into letting us cut it so we could each have a piece before we took it to church.  I argued the case for “better pictures for the blog”.  My husband sited the ever popular, “we have to make sure it tastes good before serving it to others” argument.  Our middle daughter reasoned, “we could cut the whole thing up and no one would know we already had some, and it would be thoughtful to have it cut for them” and our son was quick to “second” everyone’s idea.

But alas, she was unmoved!  The cake was taken to church whole, enjoyed by all, no one was disappointed about having to slice their own piece, and no pictures were taken of the lovely cinnamon swirls on the inside….we also brought home an empty plate.  

We have tried to teach our children to make right choices and stick to them…no matter what. Being steadfast in the face of “temptation” is an important life lesson.  In the grand scheme of things, whether we cut this cake or not is very insignificant but demonstrating the character traits of consistency and steadfastness are of great importance.  It’s difficult to be faithful in the big things if you aren’t faithful in the small ones.  We as parents, are thankful when our children demonstrate qualities we’ve tried to instill in them….even when it means we don’t get a piece of Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake before everyone else.  

Here’s the Recipe:

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Coffee Cake:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine – softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

Light Brown Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch tube cake pan

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Mix filling ingredients and set aside

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In medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside

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In large mixing bowl (on medium speed) beat granular sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs for 2 minutes

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Using low speed, beat in flour mixture alternating with sour cream 

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Pour about 1/3 of batter (about 2 cups) into prepared pan

Sprinkle with about 1/3 of filling (about 2 tablespoons)

Repeat 2 times (making 3 layers of batter and filling) ending with filling mixture

Bake for 1 hr or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean

Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan

Allow to cool at least 10 more minutes before adding glaze

Glaze:

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Using a 2 quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until very light brown

Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla

Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze can be drizzled

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Drizzle glaze over cake

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It has a beautiful cinnamon swirl on the inside…but you’ll just have to take my word for it!

Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Serves 16
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Filling
  1. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  3. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Coffee Cake
  1. 3 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 3/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 3/4 cup butter or margarine - softened
  7. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 1 1/2 cups sour cream
Light Brown Glaze
  1. 1/4 cup butter
  2. 2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 1-2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch tube cake pan
Filling
  1. Mix filling ingredients and set aside
Cake
  1. In medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  2. In large mixing bowl (on medium speed) beat granular sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs for 2 minutes
  3. Using low speed, beat in flour mixture alternating with sour cream
  4. Pour about 1/3 of batter (about 2 cups) into prepared pan
  5. Sprinkle with about 1/3 of filling (about 2 tablespoons)
  6. Repeat 2 times (making 3 layers of batter and filling) ending with filling mixture
  7. Bake for 1 hr or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean
  8. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan
  9. Allow to cool at least 10 more minutes before adding glaze
Glaze
  1. Using a 2 quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until very light brown
  2. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla
  3. Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze can be drizzled
  4. Drizzle glaze over cake
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17 Comments

  • Carmody

    April 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Wow, this looks delicious.

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef

    February 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    What a beautiful cake! The frosting makes it look like a gift all wrapped up with ribbon. 🙂

  • Deb Harris

    February 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    I just found your blog through the southern girl blogger community. The coffeecake caught my eye right away. I’ve been making a very similar one since I was 16-a long time. The glaze was beautiful, just the way my kids glazed it too. It was thei favorite & became the traditional Christmas morning breakfast. I’ve enjoyed looking around your site-very nice. I’ve been trying to subscribe but when I put my email in I keep getting error message.i don’t know if you might have any tips? Thanks

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      So sorry you were having trouble subscribing. I’ll check into it. Thanks for letting me know. This would be a great Christmas morning breakfast…I love family traditions. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)

    February 21, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday today. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week.

  • Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

    February 19, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    The recipe sounds delicious and it is a very pretty looking cake! Stopping by from the Happiness is Homemade party.

  • Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)

    February 18, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I don’t blame your daughter for resisting cutting it up. She had to show off the gorgeous way she spread the glaze… truly professional. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  • Cathy Compeau

    February 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Yum!!! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can’t wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  • Laura@Baking In Pyjamas

    February 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Cinnamon is my favourite spice, I adore it. The glaze on the top looks so thick and creamy. Visiting from Buttercream Bakehouse link party. I co-host sweet and savoury Sundays and would love for you to link up this weekend. Stop by my blog tomorrow and share you recipes!

  • Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade

    February 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Beautiful cake and I’m sure it tasted just as good. I love coffee cake and made into a bundt just seems perfect to me.
    Dawn – SGBC
    Spatulas On Parade

  • kimatenjoytheview

    February 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at #SoMe2 this week – hope to see you again next week!

    1. Danita

      February 13, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      Thanks Kim! I look forward to #SoMe2 each week. Thanks for taking the time to host and check out our posts.

  • Nichole C

    February 12, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    This looks delish!

  • Skye Kilaen

    February 11, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    The glaze really does look gorgeous.

  • TheHouseholdHero.com (@HouseholdHeroMC)

    February 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Looks delicious! I love how beautiful the glaze looks on top!

  • Jennifer

    February 11, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    This cake was incredible!!!!! We loved every bite of it, and the inside was beautiful too!!!! Very well done!

  • Team Southerland

    February 11, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    It was amazing! We thought it was bakery bought, it looked so profession. Thank you Carr family!

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