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My Mother's Sour Cream Coffee Cake Tube Pan Recipe

My mother was an excellent cook who taught me a great deal as she cooked from scratch. Today, both my hubby and I enjoy cooking.

My Mother's Sour Cream Coffeecake

My Mother's Sour Cream Coffeecake

My Mother's Wonderful Cake

My mother was an excellent cook and did a lot of baking. Until we moved to Texas (all of my preteen years), she always made homemade bread, cakes, pies, and cookies. She never purchased that type of food from a store. We were spoiled and did not even know it until later. There are few better aromas than coming into a home with freshly baked bread or other treats coming out of the oven.

I am happy to share my mother's sour cream coffeecake recipe with you. Enjoy!


For the cake:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the nut topping:

  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (I use pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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  1. Cream the butter, sugar, and sour cream together in a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture beating well until the ingredients are well blended.
  4. Blend the topping ingredients in a separate small bowl.
  5. In the bottom of a well-greased tube pan, put a third of the topping mixture. Alternate layers of batter and topping ending with the batter. (I only make two layers as the dough is quite thick and not easy to divide and spread evenly.)
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be prepared for compliments when you serve this to company. I genuinely hope that you will enjoy my mother's sour cream coffeecake recipe.

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My dear mother in 1985

My dear mother in 1985

More Family Baking Memories

Coffeecake and pecan rolls were a regular Sunday treat in my early years of growing up. My grandmother had a regular habit of baking both recipes late on Saturday. After church on Sunday, we always had that to look forward to eating. Sadly, I do not have my grandmother's recipe for her coffeecake.

I will also share one little memory of mine from those days. Not only did my grandmother bake both treats for the family, but she had three small tins in which each of us "kids" had our special coffeecake. We felt so very special and loved by her that she would go to such special efforts on our behalf. She was the sweetest of grandmothers!

Another Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

For fun, watch the cat at the end!

© 2009 Peggy Woods

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