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classic coffee cake recipe with sour cream

My Mom and Martha Mervis’s Coffeecake

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


This classic coffee cake recipe with sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla is a quick cake to make…and eat!


Units Scale

1 1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 c brown sugar

3 eggs

2 t vanilla extract

1 1/2 c sour cream

3/4 t baking soda

3/4 t salt

1/2 t baking powder

1 1/2 c butter

1 1/2 c flour

1 1/2 c cake flour


Cream sugar and butter. Add flour and mix. Reserve 3/4 c of the mixture for the topping.

Add remaining ingredients and pour into a greased and floured springform pan.

Sprinkle topping on and gently press in.

Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.


This is a wonderful, moist, old fashioned sour cream coffee cake.