Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

For a moist, tender coffee take studded with cinnamon sugar walnuts and dark chocolate center try Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

Did you ever get in the kitchen and cook with your mom or dad as a kid? I used to hang around the kitchen, but as soon as my mom would break out the butter, sugar, flour and eggs I would appear right by her side.  Some things really never change, as much as I love cooking savory food, desserts are still my favorite thing to make.  

Today #SundaySupper along with American Family Insurance is taking a trip down memory lane and cooking up some of our favorite childhood meals.  American Family Insurance is also hosting a fun sweepstakes to share your favorite recipe, keep on reading after the recipe for more information. 

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Coming up with a favorite family recipe provide to be more than a challenge than I expected it to be! I decided the best time to question my mom was at Rosh Hashanah dinner last week, the entire family would be gathered together and someone was bound to come up with something good.  My mom is a wonderful cook, she went through phases of trying out different cuisines, but also had her staples that we lovingly enjoyed.  Here is the thing about her recipes, they are brown.  Chicken marsala, skirt steak, marinaded flank steak, meatballs, meatloaf, all delicious but brown!  I joked with my family that they should have prepared for a future food blogger in the family and cooked more colorful meals. 

Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

So instead we turned to desserts, this was an area that I at least stepped in and helped out with.  I lovingly made – and ate – chocolate chip cookies with my mom and her cheesecake is practically famous but it still wasn’t clicking with me.  Then one brother hit the mark, moms coffee cake, filled with chocolate, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar and topped with more walnuts and sugar.  Can you smell the cake now? Are you imagining the moist and tender crumb? There is no better coffee cake than this one and we hadn’t enjoyed it in years.  The reason why? Mom misplaced the recipe!  We recalled as much as could and I’m happy to say I think I came up with a pretty good replica. 

Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

I only wish my mom didn’t fly back down to Florida and we were able to experiment together.  Baking is the best and most fun way to introduce your youngest family members into the kitchen.  All the mixing and the the promise of a batter covered spoon to lick will make anyone excited to get their hands dirty. 

Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups cane sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • For the walnut mix:
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • For the chocolate mix:
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grease and flour a 10-12 cup bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and airy about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla extract.
  4. Add half the flour mixture, mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in the sour cream and then the remaining flour.
  6. In a small bowl mix the chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup sugar. In a second small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and tablespoon of sugar.
  7. In the bottom of the bundt pan, in an even layer spread about 1/3 of the walnut mixture.
  8. Top the walnuts with half of the batter and carefully spread in an even layer.
  9. Next add the cocoa powder and then the remaining walnuts. Finishing with the remaining batter and smooth the top of the bundt pan with a spatula or spoon.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Let cool completely before inverting the cake on a platter or a cooling rack.
Recipe Type: Dessert

Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

As I mentioned above American Family Insurance is sponsoring a fun sweepstakes to share your recipe for the next 6 weeks.  There will be a weekly prize of a $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card, plus a grand prize of $500 Williams-Sonoma gift card.  For details visit:

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.
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38 thoughts on “Sour Cream Coffee Cake #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

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  7. Renee

    My parents made a whole lot of brown food too and, yes, it is quite a challenge for taking food photos. It ain’t pretty but it tastes so good! Anyway, one of my favorite cakes that my mom would bake was a sour cream pound cake. I’ll have to bake this coffee cake for her because I know she would love the added chocolate, cinnamon, and walnuts.

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  9. Carla

    Funny how brown savory food is impossible to photograph, yet brown desserts are a piece of cake (pun intended 😉 ) I wish I had a piece of this coffee cake for breakfast!

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  11. The Ninja Baker

    Happy New Year, Susan. And what a wonderful way to celebrate your mother’s coffee cake…Funny, I’ve got the dessert is in the works sensor, too =)

    Last and not least, thank you for the scrumptious recipe!

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  13. Diana @EatMoveShine

    Love, love, love all the flavors and yumminess in this perfect cake!!! Breakfast, lunch, dinner… I’m in!! 🙂

  14. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    Love this sour cream coffee bundt bake! and your mom sounds fabulous! Who cares about the brown food if she’s cooking different cuisines! That is so awesome! and I totally agree! Baking is the best and most fun way to introduce your youngest family members into the kitchen. Love this!

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  17. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    What great memories you have, Susan. I didn’t help my mom too much in the kitchen (she always shooed us out of the room cause we got in the way. Case in point – one time she was baking a cake and the phone rang. As she was talking on the phone in the other room, I poured all the batter out onto the kitchen table so that I could make squiggly designs with it. I was pretty young but boy, was she mad!). There’s little I love more in the world that a sour cream coffee cake. This looks awesome, girl!

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