Fun in the Cadigan kitchen at 5AM!

It’s my last time cooking in here, so I’m going all out. First up: the sour cream coffee cake.

 Sometimes when Val has coffee cake, I have this insane urge to gobble down a slice as I’m dashing off to class. But then I found an even better combination: a toasted pb, banana and spinach English muffin stuffed with coffee cake. It’s messy, but gloriously good.

Rather than making some “dessert” cake, I decided to try a more “breakfast” cake. The batter was a lot thicker ā€” resembling almost a dough ā€” than I was used to, but it was still surprisingly light. The cake did fall after I took it out of the oven though. šŸ™ Maybe third time will be a charm?


Ingredients for the sour cream coffee cake.


Creaming the butter and sugar before adding the eggs.


Mixing the dry ingredients together.


Adding half of the dry ingredients to the wet.


Adding the sour cream and vanilla extract before adding the rest of the dry.

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Baked and plated!


Sour Cream Coffee Cake
For the cake
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 cup flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. pinch of salt
  8. 12 oz sour cream
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 2 Tbsp almond milk (depending on batter)
For the topping
  1. 3/4 cup walnut, chopped
  2. 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Incorporate the eggs in one at a time.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet.
  6. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla and almond milk.
  7. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix all the topping ingredients together.
  9. In a greased baking pan, pour in about half of the mixture.
  10. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture onto the batter. Then pour the rest of the batter, and top with the rest of the topping.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  1. The batter will be very thick and almost resemble more of a dough. I added the almond milk to thin out the batter, but the original recipe does not call for it.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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