Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour cream keeps this coffee cake thick, rich and moist. You’ll love the sugar & nut streusel swirl baked inside this Sour Cream Coffee Cake. A great make-ahead breakfast or brunch cake. You may also like our Peach Coffee Cake and Chocolate Potato Cake!

easy sour cream coffee cake on a plate

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

Cake and coffee. They just go together, right? This easy coffee cake is a recipe I remember my mom making often as I grew up. It’s a thick, rich cake with a cinnamon streusel swirl in the center. You’ll love that this cake takes no time at all to whip up!

Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This delicious breakfast cake has a rich flavor from both the butter and the sour cream. If you’d like you can switch out the sour cream for Greek yogurt. It works beautifully! Don’t forget the powdered sugar glaze on top. It adds just a little bit of sweetness to an otherwise not-very-sweet cake. You can leave it off if you’d like, but we recommend it.

Cinnamon Streusel

The cinnamon streusel inside this cake is made of cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts. You can use different nuts if you’d like…think pecans or even almonds. You can even add in a little pumpkin spice mix in place of the cinnamon for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Breakfast Bundt Cake

This sour cream coffee cake is best when made the day before you’d like to serve it. As the cake sits, it softens a bit and almost becomes more moist. You’ll be able to taste the flavor more if the cake sits overnight. This makes this cake ideal for serving to guests because you don’t have to be in the kitchen the morning you want to serve the cake.

breakfast bundt cake with a slice missing

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Tools Needed To Make This Cake

  • Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan: This is my favorite bundt cake pan to use when I have a drizzle to put overtop the cake. Just gorgeous!
  • Stand Mixer: A hand mixer will work, but I always find it easier to make cake batter with a stand mixer.
  • Bundt Cake Carrier: Store your cake in this carrier to keep it fresh and easy to transport!
old fashioned coffee cake
old fashioned coffee cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

4.76 from 29 votes
Sour cream keeps this coffee cake thick, rich and moist. You'll love the sugar & nut streusel swirl baked inside this Sour Cream Coffee Cake. A great make-ahead breakfast or brunch cake. 
Servings 15
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes



Powdered Sugar Glaze (optional):


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube/bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and eggs. Fold in the sour cream and vanilla carefully. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter.
  • Spoon the remaining batter over the streusel.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for at least 35 minutes. Using a knife, loosen the edges of the cake from the pan.
  • Turn the cake out onto a plate. Cover until serving.
  • This cake is best when made the day before serving.
  • **If you'd like to serve the cake with the powdered sugar glaze, simply whisk the 3 glaze ingredients together, adding enough cream to make the glaze able to be drizzled. Drizzle over the cooled cake.



The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 339

About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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5 stars
The cake is very good but very sweet. Can I reduce the sugar to about 1 cup? Will the taste be okay?

Does the nut have to go in it?

5 stars
Where can I buy a bundt cake pan like that from?