Brown Sugar & Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Introduction: Brown Sugar & Sour Cream Coffee Cake

About: Hubby and I have given up the ordinary in order to live and travel full-time in our vintage motor home. Our St. Bernard dog and 2 kitties travel with us, as we slowly amble along the back roads of America l...


This melt-in-your-mouth quick bread was my Grandmother's favorite "company" recipe. She made it whenever the aunts or the church ladies came over, and we children only got the crumbs! Nowadays I fix it for breakfast and put it on the table warm from the oven. Serve this sweet, buttery treat with your favorite coffee, and taste 60 years of family baking.

Step 1: Ingredients:


1 large egg
¾ cup sugar
1 T melted butter
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 tsp vanilla

Sift together the following:
1 ½ cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt

Step 2: For the Topping:


blend until crumbly:
½ cup brown sugar
2 T flour
½ tsp cinnamon
2 T butter, cold

Step 3: Directions:


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

If you plan to serve this coffee cake straight from the baking pan, just grease and flour the pan. If you plan a more formal presentation on a cake plate, line your baking pan with parchment paper; one piece for the bottom and a separate strip for the sides.

Beat the egg on medium speed until foamy, add sugar and butter and cream the ingredients together until lemon-colored, light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until well blended.

Add the sifted dry ingredients and beat on slow speed until just blended. Do not over beat, or your coffee cake will have “tunnels” and be somewhat tough.

Step 4: Next:


Spoon batter into prepared 8” baking pan, square or round or your favorite pie pan

Step 5: Bake:

Sprinkle topping onto the batter and bake immediately at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 6: Serving:


Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving or decanting onto a plate;  the brown sugar topping is molten!

Serves 16 church ladies or 2 teenage boys.

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    Just like grandma used to make...love the coffee cup too.

    at last a recipe I can afford and make thank you

    When I was a kid I loved to bake and I had a 'coffee cake' phase. For some reason or other it was a while til I actually got to finally make a coffee cake and was astounded when I looked at the ingredients and found no actual coffee ha ha ha. It's taken me a while to get over that first coffee cake experience but now one of my favourite treats to whip together for friends and family is Sour Cream Coffee Cake. I lost my original recipe (another story) but I'm going to give this one a try ;)

    Undeniably the best "Original" type recipe of this kind I have ever tasted. Took me back many years. Thanks
    so much for sharing this with us. It is a recipe that I did not know I was looking for:)