So happy to share this with you today.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I’m pretty sure that there is not a person in my life who has not been a recipient of this cake – either in my home or delivered to theirs – since I first tried it myself, over 20 years ago..

I had just brought Conor home and was exhausted and overwhelmed. My friend Mia invited me over to her house, took Conor out of my arms and put a slice of this cake in front of me. And it was the best thing ever. Both the afternoon AND the cake (and Mia too, TBH).

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I don’t know how something so simple could be so delicious and satisfying – and I will probably always be somewhat biased and emotional about it – but anyone I’ve ever served it to has had the same reaction.

I’ve made this cake more than any other treat. More than these cookies. More than this cake. And I ALWAYS make two (it’s seriously that easy). It’s what I make for bake sales, back-to-school nights, impromptu get-togethers, housewarmings, and of course new moms.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

What’s your “most made” treat?

Mia’s Coffee Cake (makes one cake but I always double it)

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour an 8″ x 8″ pan. Place 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Beat the butter and remaining 1 cup sugar till light and fluffy – add the eggs and beat again, followed by the vanilla and sour cream. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and beat till combined.

Pour 1/2 the batter into your pan – smooth with an angled spatula and top with half the cinnamon-sugar. Repeat. Bake for 40 minutes or till a tester tests clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan to cool completely.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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  1. MADDY MELZER on April 5, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Sheri –
    Planning to make this. Do you think I can use light sour cream or do you think the taste would be compromised

    • sherisilver on April 5, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      I think it would be fine – I’ve never tried it myself so would you let me know how it works out? 🙂

  2. Dana on April 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Trying double batch. Using 1/2 Brown sugar and apple pie mix and sugar in the middle.

    • sherisilver on April 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      OOH! Let me know how it turns out! If you can give me the exact measurements I’ll add it to the recipe! 🙂

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