Cinnamon Roll Sour Cream Coffee Cake – Favorite for breakfast or dessert. This cake has the delicious taste of cinnamon roll and is topped with a sweet simple glaze.
This coffee cake is moist and delicious. Perfectly served up with a warm cup of coffee. I feel like this is starting like a day dream. It’s quiet. It’s morning. I’m all alone with a book and some goodies.
Take me back…to reality. I bake this cake. Kids want to taste it before it’s photographed. They argue over who gets which peace. Wait piece or peace? My brain can’t function the difference between the two at the moment.
Kids can’t decide between cake or cookies. Sigh. What hard decisions they have to make. Kids….
I’ve always wanted to be a mother. And I’m ever so thankful that God allowed that dream to come true not once, but 3 times.
I’m thankful that he saw me in a way that I never saw myself. He thought I was brave enough. Strong enough. Graceful enough.
I’m so thankful he has blessed with mornings. Yes, it’s tough to get out of bed some days. But I love the start of a new fresh beginning. I love the peace. I love rising with energy and purpose.
Can you tell I’m a morning person yet? I am. I don’t know when exactly it happened. But somewhere along the way it happened. And I’m happy it did.
Happy that I have awesome things like coffee and Caribbean smoothies and the chirping of birds to get my day going.
Life is good. Life is sweet. So blessed.
Til we meet and eat again,
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 16 oz (1 pint) sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- ⅓ cup flour
- ½ Tablespoon corn syrup
- ½ cup confectioners sugar
- ½ Tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Using stand mixer combine butter, sugar and eggs. Mix on medium heat until creamy about 2 minutes. Mix in flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Spread half of batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle even with half of streusel filling. Repeat steps with remaining batter and crumb streusel mixture. See below
- Combine dark brown sugar, cinnamon and flour in a small bowl. Sprinkle half over first layer of batter.
- Take remaining crumbs and add cold butter. Press mixture with a fork until it resembles small crumbs.
- Sprinkle over top of batter.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and cake feels firm to touch. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes.
- Combine ingredients for glaze. Place in a zip top bag. Snip off a small corner. Drizzle over cake. Serve and enjoy.
Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE says
I feel ya Melanie! I’m a morning person too 🙂 I liked your description at the beginning of the post…I appreciate the stillness of the morning, and the possibilities of the day ahead. Not sure when I started to like getting up so early haha! This recipe looks awesome, sour cream sure does a lot to a recipe 🙂 Pinning this one to make sometime soon! Thank you!
Ashley @ My Midwest Table says
I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and I soooo wish I had a piece of this cake!
I’m a morning person, too. I’ve always preferred to go to bed early and wake up early. I was one of the few that actually preferred 7:30/8:00 a.m. lectures in college. 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
I am a morning person too. I haven’t always been, but as I have gotten older, I enjoy starting the day early. My morning would be even better if I had a large slice of this yummy coffee cake!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Sour cream is such a great ingredient in baking. Keeps everything moist and delicious. I bet your kids loved helping you eat this!
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
I am such a morning person and this coffee cake has my name written all over it. Can’t even tell you how much I love this cinnamon roll version. This would definitely make for a great start to my day. Looks so scrumptious!
Mornings are my favorite part of the day and I can’t think of a better to start the morning off with than this! I will be making this cake very soon!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I’ve been craving a coffee cake for quite some time now. Making this on saturday. Thanks for the recipe
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
I would love a piece of this delicious looking coffee cake tomorrow morning! 🙂 YUM!!
This is such a gorgeous cake! I would be clamoring for a slice if I was one of your kids, also.
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com says
“Wait piece or peace” …oh Melanie – you made me smile with this!
I am sure your kids were able to settle their differences when presented with this delicious cinnamon roll sour cream coffee cake!
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
beautiful post as always Mel, your kids are quite lucky to have a mom as great in the kitchen as you!! this coffee cake seriously looks amazing 🙂
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Aw this was such a lovely post Mel! And the cake looks incredible – I’m loving the sour cream addition : )
Love this post, girl! I thank God as well for my three blessings! 🙂 And this coffee cake is sure something to be thankful for! Mmm, this would be glorious with my coffee in the morning.
Rachel @the dessert chronicles says
I love coffee cake so much, but cinnamon roll coffee cake sounds even better! This would be so good with a cup of coffee.
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
I have to agree, kids do have such hard decisions to make! I’m all over this cake… and so would my kids!
This looks divine- I love cinnamon roll cakes! 🙂
…MMM love a good cinnamon roll coffee cake! Looks delicious, I printed your recipe so that I can try your recipe, thank you!!
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How much butter is in the crumb streusel topping? I would like to make this and couldn’t find the amount. Thanks
I’m so sorry that I missed that ingredient. I can’t accurately say until I make it again. I’ll try to do that as soon as I can. Thanks Karen! I appreciate all my readers and their feedback.