Sour Cream Coffee Cake | Mostly Homemade Mom

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

March 10, 2016
A sweet coffee cake dotted with chocolate chips. Takes minutes to prepare and get in the oven, perfect for spring brunches!


"In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, and apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see."
-Natalie Sleeth, Hymn of Promise

Is there anything more relieving than the first warm day of the year? I mean the first day that you can fling open the windows, let the kids out to ride their bikes, and take a drive with the windows down and no coat. It is absolutely wonderful, isn't it?! 

Yesterday was that day for me. It was actually also my birthday, so what a great birthday present! Of course it was ridiculously muddy outside because of the snow pile still out there melting. And, of course, it was the first thing the boys went to play in. I was about to yell at them to play elsewhere, but you know what? To me, it's glorious to see the first flowers sprouting up. To them, it's mud. So I let them play. :)

Paul gave me a LARGE gift card to TJ Maxx and a LARGE gift card to Hobby Lobby for my birthday, so I enjoyed the day with some retail therapy - thanks, family! Windows down, iced coffee in hand, Rend Collective CD blasting in my car (if you don't know who they are, look them up). New outfit, spring weather... yep. You did good this year, God!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • powdered sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and sour cream, beating until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together chocolate chips, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gently add this to the batter with a large wooden spoon, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

I know that when "coffee cake" is in the name, it's implied that you are to eat it with a cup of coffee. And yes, this one is absolutely fantastic with a hot cup of coffee - especially with my favorite hazelnut creamer - yum!

Here are some more of my favorite brunch recipes:

Graham Cracker Bundt Cake

Cheese Danish Coffee Cake

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