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Sour Cream and Coffee Cake

There is no cake more suitable for your next brunch party
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This coffee cake is light, airy, and topped with a crunchy streusel before being decorated with a simple, sweet glaze.

This recipe is courtesy of Epicurious.

Ingredients

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup combination of chopped walnuts, pecans, grated coconut, golden raisins, chocolate chips

For the cake:

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

For the glaze:

  • 1 Cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Directions

For the streusel topping:

Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the nuts.

For the cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9-inch square or Bundt pan. Line with parchment paper. Grease again. Dust with flour.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the butter for about 1 minute until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Add in the sour cream, vanilla, and zest, and beat to combine. Stir in the sifted flour mixture.

Pour half the batter into the cake pan. Scatter half of the streusel on top. Cover with the remaining batter, and top with the remaining streusel.

Bake for about 50 minutes, until the cake is golden and the sides are pulling away from the pan. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. 

For the glaze:

Combine all the ingredients until smooth and the right consistency. Drizzle over the cool cake and leave to set.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving687
Total Fat32g50%
Sugar60gN/A
Saturated19g96%
Cholesterol158mg53%
Protein8g15%
Carbs92g31%
Vitamin A230µg26%
Vitamin B120.3µg5%
Vitamin C0.8mg1.3%
Vitamin D0.9µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.9mg4.7%
Vitamin K2µg3%
Calcium158mg16%
Fiber2g8%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)129µg32%
Folic acid60µgN/A
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium16mg4%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg12%
Phosphorus175mg25%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium141mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.9%
Sodium405mg17%
Sugars, added59gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.4%
Trans0.7gN/A
Zinc0.6mg4.2%
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