Sour Cream Breakfast Coffee Cake

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Unsure where this recipe actually originated, but it is my family’s favorite coffee cake, hands-down. Truth be told, if I baked it every single week, I’m pretty sure they would still devour it!

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp, baking soda
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1 Tbs. butter, melted
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using an electric mixer, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder. Using a silicone spatula, gently fold flour mixture into butter mixture along with sour cream, stirring just until combined.

Make topping by combining brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans in a small bowl. Spread half of batter into a well-greased tube pan; sprinkle half of prepared topping over batter. Spread remaining batter into tube pan and top with remaining topping.

Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean. While cake is baking, prepare glaze by combining butter with confectioner’s sugar and salt in a small bowl; add enough milk to make mixture a nice consistency for drizzling.

When cake is done, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes; use a knife to loosen cake around edges, then invert onto a large plate or cake platter. Place a second plate or platter over bottom of cake, then flip over so cake is top-side up. Drizzle warm coffee cake with glaze.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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