Sour Cream Coffee Cake With Cinnamon and Walnuts

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    60 mins

This sour cream coffee cake is made from scratch with a cinnamon and nut filling and topping. It's a snap to fix this coffee cake. The cake is baked in a tube cake pan.

The cinnamon and nut mixture is added to the batter in three layers, giving the sour cream coffee cake plenty of flavorful cinnamon and walnut filling in every slice.

Feel free to drizzle a simple vanilla glaze.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces sour cream (1 cup)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, 9 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Generously butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and sour cream until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed mixture and beat well.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a separate bowl and whisk or stir to blend thoroughly. Add the dry mixture to the mixing bowl and beat until blended.
  6. Make topping/filling mixture by combining chopped nuts, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and cinnamon.
  1. In the bottom of the prepared tube pan put about one-third of topping mixture. Alternate layers of batter and topping, ending with batter.
  2. Bake the coffee cake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

Reader Comments

"I tried this recipe and it was a big hit. The cake has a very good texture and a rich buttery taste.The cinnamon and walnut flavors merge with the cake very well and give a perfect taste.It just melts in your mouth! This cake has made a place for itself in the list of my family favorites." Sarika

"Many years ago when I was little my mother cut this recipe out of our local newspaper and she has made it ever since. I didn't have a copy of it and found it here on This recipe is classic in my book and it always comes out good (just make sure your baking powder isn't expired or it won't rise). But every time I've made this it turns out awesome and gets rave reviews." G.C.

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