17 thoughts on “Sour Cream Coffee Cake Bundt

  1. What are some good bundt cake recipes?
    My kids had an idea to make bundt cakes for teachers this year. We dont want to make all of them the same so we are looking for different ideas. They want the ones with glaze on top. Those make the best looking cakes according to my kids. Something pretty simple so that my children, ages 13, 11, and 8 can get in the kitchen and help me make. Also, what is the best way to gift this without going and buying a load of plastic cake plates.

  2. I’m making a coffee cake that uses a Bisquick type cake for it base that is usually dry after baking.?
    What I need to know is if I added a package of vanilla instant pudding mix to the batter would the coffee cake be moist instead of dry? Thanks for any and all answers.

    • I have always thought that the coffee cakes and some of the other recipes using Bisquick type mix are often very dry. I have pretty much stopped using them for that reason.
      But you might want to try adding yogurt or sour cream rather than water to the recipe. If you have neither use milk. The added dairy may give a little more moisture. Adding some diced apple, peaches or other fruit will make it moister as well.
      I think the coffee cakes using a cake mix turn out much better if you are going to use a mix.
      I start with a yellow cake mix then make a streusel type topping. I put some of the topping in the bottom of a well greased bundt pan then add some of the cake batter then more of the streusel then the rest of the batter.
      Adding some apples to the batter give a great flavor.

      Here is an official cake mix coffee cake recipe if you would like it.
      Cinnamon Brunch Cake
      1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
      2 tsp cinnamon
      3/4 Cup finely chopped almonds
      1 package white cake mix
      1 package (4 serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
      4 eggs
      3/4 Cup vegetable oil
      3/4 Cup water
      1 tsp almond extract
      Pre heat oven 350 degrees F. (180 C)
      Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan
      Combine brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside for filling. Sprinkle almonds evenly in the bottom of the pan.
      In a large mixer bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water and almond extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spread 1/3 of the batter over the nuts in the pan. Sprinkle half the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter, spread another 1/3 batter on top, sprinkle with the rest of the sugar mixture then the rest of the batter.
      Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
      Cool for 25 minutes in pan on wire rack, then remove cake.

      1 Cup powdered sugar
      1/2 tsp vanilla
      1 to 2 Tb milk.
      Combine and stir until smooth.
      Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.

      You can use any type of nut you like if you use pecans or walnuts replace almond extract with vanilla extract.

  3. What can you top sour cream cake with?
    I’m going to make a sour cream bundt cake with streusel in the middle. Should I just top it off with more streusel, or would a glaze be more appropriate? The recipe does not mention any topping, and I am only accustomed to baking whole cakes with icing, but the bundt cakes that I have tried always had a glaze.

    • You can make a caramel glaze or a plain powdered sugar & milk glaze even a chocolate glaze would be nice let it trickle down the sides then chop up some walnuts and sprinkle over the top makes a beautiful presentation If you prefer it to be more plain just dust the top with powdered sugar EasyCaramel Glaze ~ 1cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1/2 cup evaporated milk ~ mix together in pan bring to boil and let boil gently for 21/2 minutes till completely dissolved Let cool slightly then spoon warm glaze over cake ~Easy Chocolate glaze 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 Tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon vanilla can use double boiler or place in microwave about 15 to 20 seconds to melt dribble warm glaze over cake.. If deciding to go with the plain glaze, use cold coffee instead of water to mix with powdered sugar,adding coffee about 1/2 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency,gives it a little color and alot more flavor****EDIT*** the glazes will set up if left in a bowl they are not sauces ,,,Glazes are meant to drizzle over cakes ,then they set up

  4. coffee cake recipe question?
    a lot of the recipes i have found for coffee cake use sour cream.
    i am a little ify about that, does the sour cream give it a weird taste
    or what? doesnt it taste funny?

    • It depends what kind of coffee cake it is.

      If you don’t like the idea of having sour cream in your coffee cake, just keep searching for a coffee cake that does not require any sour cream.

      Here are a few cakes that you make like to try baking:

      Blueberry Coffee Cake
      1 cup packed brown sugar
      2/3 cup all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/2 cup butter

      2 cups all-purpose flour
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/2 cup butter
      1 cup white sugar
      1 egg
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/2 cup milk
      1 cup fresh blueberries
      1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting


      Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a Bundt pan well with cooking spray.
      Make the streusel topping: Mix 1 brown cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine; topping mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.
      For the cake: Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine in large bowl until creamy; add 1 cup white sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
      Spread half the batter in the prepared pan. Cover with berries, and add remaining batter by tablespoons. Cover with streusel topping.
      Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove pan to wire rack to cool. Invert onto a plate after cake has cooled, and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

      Apple Coffe Cake
      Ingredients for Filling:
      1/3 cup sugar
      1 Tablespoon cinnamon
      3 apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced
      Ingredients for Cake:
      4 cups flour
      2 cups sugar
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      1 teaspoon salt
      5 eggs, lightly beaten
      1 cup vegetable oil
      1/4 cup orange juice
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      confectioners sugar for dusting
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a ring cake pan.

      Toss sugar, cinnamon, and apples. Set aside.

      In a bowl with an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, oil, orange juice, and vanilla; beat at low speed for 1 minute. Spoon 1/3 of batter into pan. Add 1/2 the apple mixture. Add another third of the batter, layer the rest of the apples, and top with remaining batter.

      Bake at 350 degrees for 65 to 70 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan. A long, thin knife or spatula may be needed to pull cake from sides of pan.

      (by the way, a coffe cake with sour cream is good. You don’t really taste it at all, it is just for softening and such…)

      Good luck!

  5. I am looking for a mocha bundt cake recipe?
    It’s delicious, I know you use a box of yellow cake mix, chocolate pudding, coffee, sour cream, eggs, and I think butter. The recipe was given to me years ago and it was photo copied from a book. Does ANYONE have this recipe??
    Sorry, sounds good but it did not have any liquor, or liquer, in it.
    Thanks Madeline…but that not it. It was yellow cake mix, no chocolate chips and the coffee was brewed (cold).


      1 pkg. white cake mix
      1 (3 3/4 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
      4 eggs
      1 c. oil
      2/3 c. vodka
      1/3 c. coffee liqueur
      1/4 c. water
      1/4 c. coffee liqueur
      1/4 c. powdered sugar

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt cake pan, shaking out excess.
      Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl and beat thoroughly. Pour into pan. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto rack.

      Blend 1/4 cup coffee liqueur with powdered sugar in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle evenly over warm cake.

  6. My recipe calls for a tube pan I don’t have one can I use a cake pan?
    I want to make a sour cream coffee cake for my hubby for breakfast but I don’t have a tube or bunt pan and really don’t want to spend the money for just one meal. Any suggestions?

    • you can use the pan you have but it will change the baking time. So keep an eye on it and test it for doneness. It will probably take more time because the center of the bundt pan makes it cook evenly quickly. If you like the way it comes out in the flat pan, look around at your tag sales and thrifts for a pan. It won’t be expensive and the product looks nifty. I even cook refrigerator biscuits in the bundt and they cook so pretty.

  7. Which is the best pan for coffee cake?
    I want to try a recipe for a sour cream coffee cake that I found on allrecipes. The original recipe says to bake it in a 9x13pan, but all the reviews say to use a 9×9. I don’t have a 9×9 pan, should I use a dark metal 9in round or not risk it and use the 9×13 glass?
    If I had a bundt pan, I’d use it. If I had a springform pan, I’d use it. BUT I DON’T HAVE THESE!

  8. How to make a cake taste like a bakery cake?
    I love baking cakes but I can not figure out how to make my cakes taste like a bakery cake. I use to work at a grocery store and they just pulled box mixes off the shelf but they taste so different and so much better than mine? Does anyone know how to make box or even scratch cakes taste like a bakery cake???

    • Check out this site because it has 15 pages with tons of recipes to boost a regular cake mix recipe.


      Below is a partial list of the many cakes that can be made using a cake mix as a base. Check out the site to be able to click on it and see the recipes in full or select completely different recipes.

      1-2-3 Toffee Cake
      7-Up Cake
      Alabama Mud Cake
      Almond Butter Loaves
      Almond Gooey Butter Cake
      Almond Joy Cake
      Almond Joy Sheet Cake I
      Almond Joy Sheet Cake II
      Almond-Cherry Coffee Cake
      Aloha Bundt Cake
      Aloha Cake
      Always Moist Pound Cake
      Amaretto Cake
      Amaretto Cream Cake
      Amaretto Custard Cake
      Amaretto-Almond Cake
      Amish Graham Streusel Cake
      Apple Cinnamon Cake
      Apple Cobbler Dump Cake
      Apple Cream Cake
      Apple Crunch
      Apple Kuchen
      Apple Pie Coffee Cake
      Apple Raisin Snack Cake
      Apple Sour Cream Cake
      Apple Spice Custard Cake
      Apple Spice Dump Cake
      Applesauce Cake with Butter-Rum Glaze
      Applesauce Spice Cake
      Apricot Almond Toffee Cake
      Apricot Nectar Cream Cheese Cake

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