Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Christine Ma
by Christine Ma
1 cake
1 hr

Coffee cakes are one of the staples in cafes and bakeries. A warm piece of coffee cake with a dark roasted cup of coffee or even a cold glass of milk…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. There are many, many variations of coffee cakes from a simple sugar crumb cake to fruit coffee cakes and even eggnong coffee cake. Today I’m taking a traditional sugar-cinnamon base, mixing it sour cream and adding some chocolate chips for something special. The result is an moist sour cream coffee cake with the perfect chocolate chip crumble that adds the perfect crisp texture. Sour cream coffee cake? Sign me up for a piece or two!

sour cream coffee cake

chocolate streusel

cake batter

sour cream coffee cake

Recipe details
  • 1  cake
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Chocolate cinnamon streusel
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Coffee cake
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 inch round pan with cooking spray or butter. Set aside.
Prepare the streusel by combining 1/3 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup butter in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or 2 forks until the mixture is well combined. Add 1/3 cup chocolate chips and stir to combine.
To make the coffee cake, combine 1 1/2 cups flour with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt in a medium bowl.
Cream together 1/2 cup softened butter with 3/4 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the dry ingredients to the batter alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mix.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle streusel on top in an even layer. Bake coffee cake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Christine Ma
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