Monday, March 21, 2011

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1½ cups granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1¼ cups sour cream
2½ cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
For the streusel:
¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
¾ cup chopped walnuts, optional
For the glaze:
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
3. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble. Mix in the walnuts, if desired.
4. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
5. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. Whisk the confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup together, adding a few drops of water if necessary, to make the glaze runny. Drizzle as much as you like over the cake with a fork or spoon.


Footy said...

keep posting em sweet recipes,and yes thats a must try one for sure ;)

Patres said...

Eekk! I fear that's beyond my cooking skill but looks good

Fleischgarten said...

I have to try that! Maybe next sunday.

amBored said...

looks delicious

50 Yen said...

dayumn that's some good cake

Thai said...

do you mail order to thailand. cause thats looks goooood.

drumtalker said...

Oh my gosh, that looks amazing.

Bobomiller said...

thanks for the recipes,

Cree said...

sounds interesting and delicious. nice blog, following

Nick said...

I think your blog gave me diabetes.

Anonymous said...

I like your blog.

~Fabi said...


consuela bananahammoc said...

Nice one!
+ following :) x

Anonymous said...

Oh no. I'm definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

eXo said...

Looks delicious. Who's special sauce is that on top?

Intraman said...

Looks delicious!!!

Alexis said...

Don't know if my comment went through or not but this looks lovely.

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