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Grammie's Famous Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Lure your family out of bed on a Sunday morning with this delicious moist cake that is easy to make.

My wish for every young kid is to have a relative such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is a special part of their young life. I was fortunate to have wonderful grandparents who not only were a huge part of my life, but who taught me many things over the years, and gave me a lifetime of great memories.

One of those memories is my grandmother's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake. This not-too-sweet cake is perfect for both a special breakfast or brunch, or for an after-dinner dessert.

It's easy to make, stays moist and is easy to transport.  If you are a weekend guest at a friend or family member's house and you show up with this cake, they'll hand you the key.

In honor of National Grandparents Day, September 9:

“Grandmother Rose’s” Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes one large cake.

½ cup solid shortening like Crisco
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup dairy sour cream (not fat free)

Cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixers until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add next four ingredients and beat on low until mixed. Stir in sour cream.

In a separate small bowl, mix together:


½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans or a mix of both)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ cup sugar

In a greased Bundt or Angel cake pan, pour in half of the batter. Sprinkle in half of the nut mixture. Add the remaining batter, and sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining nut mixture.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

vicki t September 08, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Thanks my mom use to make this for me. Brings back a lot of memories. I also put thinly sliced apples in the first layer of crumb mixture
S10 September 08, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I remember this Bundt Cake recipe from the 1970's. Yum! My Mom would make it. The best part is that it requires ingredients that most people have on hand already in the kitchen exept maybe the tub of sour cream. I will make this for my children.Thank you,my sister Lisa took my mother's recipe box from her house when my mother passed away. She refuses to share the recipies and says they all have Crisco which is so bad for us. Maybe, but those old recipies were so good! We know that is why she took the recipe box anyways! Thank you Fay for sharing. Please share more from your Grandmother's recipe box. ;-)

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