Coffeecake

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Fruit can be added to the batter of this recipe for a variety of different-flavored coffee cakes. Try fresh or frozen blueberries or dried apricots and cranberries.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3⅓ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter, divided
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10-inch tube pan.
  • Make filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon, ⅓ cup flour, and ¼ cup butter with fingertips until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Set aside.
  • For the batter: Cream together ¾ cup butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat them in to form a smooth batter. Separately, mix together 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, using a whisk.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream to the butter/egg mixture until all is incorporated. Layer half the batter in the pan; sprinkle it with the filling mixture. Layer the rest of the batter on top.
  • Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving in slices.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3⅓ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter, divided
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10-inch tube pan.
  • Make filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon, ⅓ cup flour, and ¼ cup butter with fingertips until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Set aside.
  • For the batter: Cream together ¾ cup butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat them in to form a smooth batter. Separately, mix together 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, using a whisk.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream to the butter/egg mixture until all is incorporated. Layer half the batter in the pan; sprinkle it with the filling mixture. Layer the rest of the batter on top.
  • Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving in slices.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories460
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium330mg
Total Carbohydrate60g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars34g
Protein6g