Irresistible Cream Coffee Cake: A Perfect Treat!

Hey there coffee cake lovers! Are you looking for a next-level recipe to impress your family and friends at your next gathering? Then look no further, because I have the perfect recipe for you! It’s time to switch things up with this incredible Cream Coffee Cake recipe.

Coffee cake has been a staple dessert since the early 19th century. It’s tradition and versatility have made it so beloved that people all over the world are still indulging in this delectable treat. But what makes this Cream Coffee Cake recipe unparalleled from the rest is its unique use of sour cream, which adds moisture and thickness to the actual cake itself. Trust me when I say this one will be a crowd-pleaser!

Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner who wants to try something new, this recipe is perfect for everyone. The instructions are easy-to-follow, so even if you’ve never baked a cake before, I assure you – this recipe is a piece of cake!

So, grab your aprons, pre-heat that oven, and let’s get started on making what will surely become your new favorite dessert. Trust me when I say that once you taste this magnificent Cream Coffee Cake, you’ll never go back to your old recipes again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream Coffee Cake
Cream Coffee Cake

Are you looking for a delicious and moist coffee cake recipe to serve for breakfast or brunch? Look no further because this Cream Coffee Cake recipe is the one that will satisfy your cravings!

The cake itself is made of a mixture of white flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and unsalted butter that, when combined with eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream, create an irresistible lightness and tender crumb. The key ingredient in this recipe is sour cream which keeps the cake moist and adds a subtle tang to every bite.

What makes this coffee cake so special is the streusel topping made of cinnamon-sugar blend that’s layered thick between the actual cake layers. The result is a decadent crumb topping that complements the flavor of the coffee in each bite. Moreover, if you love blueberries or walnuts, you can easily turn this into a blueberry sour cream or walnut coffee cake by adding one cup of fresh blueberries or walnuts into the cake batter.

Make sure to pair your Cream Coffee Cake with a generous cup of your best coffee or hazelnut cream coffee for a perfect morning or afternoon treat. Once you try this recipe, you won’t be going back to your old boring coffee cakes!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate awaits!
A slice of heaven on a plate awaits!

Ingredient List for Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious cream coffee cake:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups best sour cream
  • 1/4 cup best coffee
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the cinnamon-sugar swirl, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the streusel topping, you will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

These recipe ingredients are available at your nearest grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 Your taste buds are in for a treat with this Cream Coffee Cake!
Your taste buds are in for a treat with this Cream Coffee Cake!

Now that we have listed all the essential ingredients needed for making the perfect Cream Coffee Cake, it’s time to move on with the recipe. In this section, I will guide you through the step by step process of preparing this heavenly cake that will add a touch of sweetness to your day.

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour one 10-inch bundt pan, ensuring that the entire surface is well coated to prevent the cake from sticking.

Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of white flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, ½ tsp of Baking Soda and a pinch of salt until evenly combined. Set aside.

Step 3: Mix the Wet Ingredients

Take another large bowl and combine 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature with 2 cups of granulated sugar in it. Cream together with a mixer until light and fluffy [Important reminder: make sure your butter is at room temperature]. Add two large eggs at room temperature, one at a time into this mixture beating them properly to ensure they are fully combined into the butter-sugar mixture. Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract as well.

Step 4: Combine wet and dry ingredients

Next, add half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture and beat it together until smooth. Add in then half a cup of sour cream before adding te remainder of flours mix gradually into this mixture still using your mixer system on low speed.

Step 5: Layering thick batter

For this step, spoon one third part of your cake batter into the prepared pan basing it evenly at the bottom. Sprinkle cinnamon streusel filling over it generously (as much as you like keeping in mind not to put too much pressure on adding too much).

Step 6: Repeat the layering process

Fill another third of the cake batter, top with a layer of Cinnamon Streusel Topping, and then add the rest of the cake batter over it.

Step 7: Bake!

Bake the cake for approximately 60 minutes in your preheated oven or until a toothpick is inserted into the cake center and comes out clean, showing that the cake is fully baked.

Step 8: Rest before serving

Take out your cake from the oven when it’s done and place it on a wire rack to rest at room temperature. However tempting it may be to tuck in right away, let the cake cool down completely before flipping it onto a plate for slicing.

Now that your Cream Coffee Cake is ready, go and share this delightful recipe with your family members and loved ones. You will be surprised to see just how quickly this delicious cake disappears when served at breakfast, Brunch or snack time!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea.
The perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea.

If you’re feeling adventurous or simply want to switch up the flavors, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to this cream coffee cake recipe.

For a fruity twist, you can add fresh blueberries or raspberries to the cake batter before baking. Make sure to toss them with a little bit of flour before adding them in so that they don’t sink to the bottom while baking.

If you want to make the cake even richer and creamier, substitute half or all of the sour cream with cream cheese. The cream cheese will add a tangy flavor and a smooth texture that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the cake.

For a nutty crunch, replace 1/4 cup of flour in the streusel topping with chopped walnuts or pecans. This will add an extra layer of texture and flavor to the crumbly topping.

If you prefer your coffee cake on the gooey side, try adding a layer of cinnamon sugar in between two layers of batter. Simply sprinkle 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon evenly over the first layer of batter, then top with the second layer and repeat.

Additionally, this recipe can be easily adapted for dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or dairy-free. Simply substitute gluten-free flour for wheat flour or non-dairy yogurt for sour cream.

Play around with different substitutions and variations until you find your perfect balance of flavors and textures. Remember that baking is an art as much as it is a science, so don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it!

Serving and Pairing

 This Cream Coffee Cake is sure to make your morning brighter.
This Cream Coffee Cake is sure to make your morning brighter.

This Cream Coffee Cake is best served warm, making it perfect for breakfast or brunch. Cut a generous slice and enjoy it with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness and creaminess of the cake complement the bitterness of coffee, creating a perfect balance of flavors.

If you prefer something cooler, try serving the cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The coldness of the cream will contrast with the warmth of the cake, providing a different sensory experience.

For those who like to experiment with flavors, pairing this cake with blueberry or raspberry jam is an excellent choice. The tartness and acidity of the fruit add another layer of flavor to the rich cake. Alternatively, you can also sprinkle some fresh berries on top for an extra fruity twist.

If you are serving this cake for a gathering or event, you can easily dress it up with some powdered sugar or icing drizzled on top. The presentation will look elegant and sophisticated without compromising the taste.

No matter how you decide to serve it, this Cream Coffee Cake is versatile enough to complement any meal or occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The soft and moist texture of this cake will make you want more.
The soft and moist texture of this cake will make you want more.

This Cream Coffee Cake Recipe can be quickly and easily made ahead of time if you’re serving it for a special occasion, or if you just want to have it on hand for the coming week. This makes it a great choice for busy mornings or as an afternoon snack.

To make ahead, simply prepare the cake according to the recipe instructions and let cool. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to serve, simply remove from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature before slicing.

If you have leftover cake, it can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can also freeze the cake for up to two months. To do this, wrap it well in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe bag or container.

When reheating the cake, there are a few different methods that will work well. To warm up individual slices, place them on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 15-20 seconds. Another option is to preheat your oven to 350°F and then place the sliced cake on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until warm. Finally, if you have the time and patience, you can also reheat slices in a toaster oven until warm and slightly crispy.

No matter which method you choose, reheating your Cream Coffee Cake Recipe will bring back the delicious aroma and flavor of freshly baked goods.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A warm and comforting aroma will fill your kitchen as you bake this Cream Coffee Cake.
A warm and comforting aroma will fill your kitchen as you bake this Cream Coffee Cake.

When making cream coffee cake, it’s important to pay attention to specific steps and ingredients to achieve a delicious and fluffy cake. Here are some tips for perfect results:

Firstly, ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature before baking. This includes the eggs, unsalted butter, sour cream, and coffee. Room temperature ingredients will have an easier time mixing together and creating a smooth batter.

Using the right flour is crucial to make the cake soft and airy. Use white flour or all-purpose flour instead of wheat flour, which can make the cake dry and heavy.

For extra fluffiness in the cake, add baking soda in addition to baking powder. The combination creates carbon dioxide during baking, which helps lift the cake.

Mixing the butter and sugar until they become light and fluffy helps incorporate more air into the batter. Be sure not to overmix once you add the eggs to avoid deflating the batter.

To enhance the coffee flavor of the cake, use quality coffee such as ground cinnamon or vanilla extract in the batter. They will give it a rich aroma and flavor that complements the cream cheese filling.

When spreading streusel topping in layers over the batter, ensure that each layer is thick enough so it does not sink into the cake during baking. This method creates a visually appealing crumb texture on top.

Lastly, don’t peek into your oven while your cake is baking! It could cause your actual cake to fall from its potential height due to temperature fluctuations.

By following these tips, you’re sure to create a delicious cream coffee cake with fluffy texture and rich coffee flavor.


As an experienced baker, I understand that sometimes unexpected questions can arise while making a recipe. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about this Cream Coffee Cake recipe. I hope these answers will help you to achieve perfect results every time you bake this delicious cake.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

What sets coffee cakes apart from other cakes is their unique streusel topping and their lack of frosting. Typically, they are filled with various ingredients like fruit, nuts, and chocolate, or have a swirl of streusel within them. While they might have a glaze drizzled on top, it is not their defining characteristic.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

When it comes to coffee cake, it’s important to know that there’s no actual coffee in the cake itself. Rather, it’s a delectable cake topped with a scrumptious streusel crumble that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.

Why is my sour cream coffee cake dry?

When preparing a cake, the perfect balance between the wet and dry ingredients is essential to attain the desired moisture level. An excess of flour and insufficient butter can cause the cake to turn out dry, while excess milk and inadequate flour can make it too wet.

How do you keep coffee cake moist?

After serving the cake, it would be best to store the leftovers in an airtight container. If the cake was decorated with fondant, it may end up becoming soft due to sugar’s moisture-absorbing property. However, sealing the cake in an airtight container would help retain the cake’s actual moisture.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Cream Coffee Cake recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a delicious, flavorful and moist cake. With its unique combination of sour cream and coffee, it is sure to become your go-to dessert for any occasion. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make with detailed step-by-step instructions that even beginners can follow.

Making the perfect Cream Coffee Cake requires fresh ingredients, attention to detail, and a little bit of patience. But trust me, the end result is well worth the time and effort.

So the next time you’re craving something sweet and satisfying, try making this Cream Coffee Cake recipe. It’s sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds at the same time. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Cream Coffee Cake

Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

A simple and easy to make coffee cake that my brother requests in lieu of a traditional birthday cake. Not overly sweet and a family favorite.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 332.2 kcal


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup oleo (softened)
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 extra-large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Crumb together brown sugar, flour, oleo and baking powder.
  • Set aside 1 cup of the crumbed mixture to use as streusel topping later.
  • To the remaining crumbed mixture in the bowl, add eggs, sour milk, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour into greased/floured 9 x 13" pan. Sprinkle 1 cup crumb mixture over the top of the batter.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 79gCalories: 332.2kcalCarbohydrates: 48.8gProtein: 4.2gFat: 13.7gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 34.3mgSodium: 289.6mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 29.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Breads, Brunch, Easy, For Large Groups, Inexpensive, Sweet
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