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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

The Best Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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4.4 from 9 reviews

  • Author: Theresa
  • Total Time: 1 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x


An easy coffee cake that can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning. A sweet, crunchy topping and soft middle filling makes this one of our favorite coffee cakes.


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  • 2 1/4 c. unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4. tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter (5 TBSP.) (softened)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • fresh or frozen blueberries (optional)
  • Topping:
  • (Makes one portion): 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/2 c. unbleached flour, pinch of sea salt. Make two portions in separate dishes, one for the middle and one for the top.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 10 cup bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl: Whisk the first 4 ingredients and set aside. 
  3. In a mixer beat together the softened butter, sugar, and oil until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Note: I tried to decrease the sugar and it really tasted a bit bland.
  4. Then, add sour cream, vanilla, beat lightly.
  5. Add the flour mixture slowly, and beat until combined.
  6. Add any additions to the batter such as 1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries or chopped apples, and beat or stir lightly. You can also add the blueberries to the middle layer after step 7.
  7. Spoon half of the batter into the bundt and top with one dish of crumb topping.
  8. If baking, crumble the second portion of topping over the top. If refrigerating overnight, wait until morning to add the second portion, and then bake. 
  9. Bake 55 minutes and test bake 5 more minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Serve warm with butter. 10-12 servings. ENJOY!


We live at a high altitude. Adjustments may be necessary at lower altitude baking. A TBSP or 2 more of flour could help. This is just an idea, but something to keep in mind if you live lower than 7200 feet!

Thaw frozen blueberries or use fresh in this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 12
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