Breakfast & Brunch

Award-Winning Coffee Cake

Posted: August 6

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 10 servings

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Just look at this cake. Obviously, it’s going to win the blue ribbon. Award-Winning Coffee Cake has buttery, fluffy, golden layers of cake. Nestled on top and in between those layers is the cinnamony, nutty, sweet and crunchy streusel, the heart and soul of Award-Winning Coffee Cake. You can pair this with coffee, tea, other pastries, or just eat it on its own: it’s a shoo-in to win your heart.


For the cake:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
For the streusel:
1 cup walnuts, optional, chopped
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla.

Step 4

Beat the wet ingredient mixture until it begins to come together.

Step 5

Add the dry ingredients. Mix until just moist.

Step 6

Add the sour cream. Mix until smooth but be careful not to overmix.

Step 7

In a bowl, mix together the walnuts, the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Step 8

Spray a 10-inch tube pan with baking spray.

Step 9

Spoon 1/2 the batter into the bottom of the pan, spreading it until even.

Step 10

Sprinkle it with about 1/2 of the streusel.

Step 11

Add another layer of batter and another layer of streusel to the tube pan.

Step 12

Bake for 40-50 minutes.

Step 13

Cool completely before serving.

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