Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a simple cake made with sour cream and yogurt with a pecan brown sugar crumble. Perfect with a good cup of coffee any morning.


I love coffee cakes. They’re so easy to make and well I just love to have a slice with a good cup of hot coffee. It’s one of my small pleasures in life. It’s the little things in life that really matter. Interestingly enough I am not crazy about coffee, although I have one every morning. I only started drinking coffee when I was in college but continued to do so even though I am not crazy about the taste. I think I started drinking it because I thought it would make me look cool but then I stuck to this habit. Although I’m not crazy about coffee alone, I do love a cup with a piece of coffee cake, the cake taste masks the bitter taste of the coffee so it’s all good.

I do think I like caffeine in general though, because I love all sort of teas and colas. Speaking of which this coffee cake would be great with a hot cup of tea as well.


This is a delicious classic sour cream coffee cake with cinnamon, brown sugar and pecan crumble. I love to make this on the weekend, and it’s super easy to make. I love to sit on the deck and just enjoy a nice slice of coffee cake while drinking a good cup of coffee. I also reduce the sugar in this recipe, because I don’t like my coffee cake too sweet but feel free to add more if you wish to.

I usually make this cake in a bundt cake pan just because it looks prettier but you could use any cake pan you wish. I think this cake is quite versatile too. If you wanted you could try making it with blueberries or cranberries and skip the pecan crumb mixture. I think next time I will try that.


Now because I don’t like plain cake and I have to drown it in some kind of icing or something I drizzled lots of caramel sauce over mine. That’s just how I roll.


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Serves: 8
  • 1 stick of butter (8 tbsp)
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and mix well until light and creamy. To it add the eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream and yogurt and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, mix the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the mixer and mix everything well.
  4. In a small bowl mix the chopped pecans with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Place half the batter in a bundt pan. Pour half the pecan mixture over the batter. Repeat with remaining batter and pecan crumble.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes. Let it cool for about 15 min before removing from bundt pan.
  7. Serve with love.


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  1. marta says

    Hi! Could I use greek yogurt? I always have it on hand but I’m pretty sure it’s more sour/saltier than regular yogurt.

  2. Sue K says

    I purchased a huge container of blueberries and have been making everything blueberry and saw this recipe and would love to incorporate them. Should I use 1 cup and just fold them into the batter or sprinkle them in the middle of the batter like the pecan mixture? Thanks so much :}

  3. says

    I too love coffee cake. I like making them. I like giving them as gifts. And MOST importantly I like eating them. It is one of life’s little gifts. It’s all the little gifts which do add up that make one’s contentment quotient go way up. That vibration affects others around you and it goes on from there. Just think it all started with one simple coffee cake recipe. Simple looks elegant when it’s baked in a bundt pan by the way.

  4. Judy says

    Could I have a reply jo and tell me what broiling is.
    In case your interested the weather here is 40 degrees Celsius = 104 degrees farenheit. Want some?

    • says

      Yes please send me some!! The broiler usually comes with our ovens here, in the older ovens they used to have a drawer at the bottom, and you could put your food there turn the oven to broil and the heat comes from the top instead of bottom, with the newer ovens it’s just in the oven itself but the heat comes from above. Because the heat is really high and closer to the food it can burn quickly, so it’s a good idea to watch it.

        • Sabine says

          Yes it is . In England we still have cookers where the oven is above at eye level so its easy to keep an eye on your grilling / broiling. I have a ringmaster and the oven is enclosed so no visual display. I have to watch or know how high to put the dial. especially as mine is running on gas
          and not electric.
          Good luck

  5. Judy says

    I just made a b spice cake where everything was just dumped into the bowl
    And beaten together. So easy. Came out beautifully. Why can’t all cakes ben made like that.

  6. patricia says

    Me encanta. deliciosa y fácil de preparar.
    solo que me gustaría saber las medidas en gramos y el horno, usamos la medida de grados.

    • says

      Thank God for google translator, I guess you’d like to know how much 350 F degrees it’s in C and the answer is 175 C.

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