Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I’m a huge fan of Ina Garten’s of the Food Network . I saw her making this Sour Cream Coffee Cake on TV last week and I just had to make it. The recipe calls for quite a bit of butter but I reduced the amount and also replace the regular sour cream with the low fat one.

While baking this coffee cake the whole kitchen smell like cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar. Oooh, and the longer the cake sits, the better it taste.

Ingredients :

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sour cream
2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the streusel:

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a baking pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
4. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble. Mix in the walnuts, if desired.
5. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out.
6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Note : I reduced the butter to 1 stick ( 1/2 cup) and I used low fat sour cream.


Ummi said...

It's 12:12am in KL. I had dinner at 6:30pm. Looking at your cake make me hungry. Why la?

Knock knock..gert are you there..i am here to have a bite..ha ha

Macamlah States tu dekat kan

Anonymous said...

gert, i love any cakes with sour cream,better still with low fat.

the cake looks soft & flufy, i'm sure it taste good too..hmm i'm hungry - Kath

pearly said...

I love coffer cake but can I have without the cinnamon cos at the moment I am not a big fun of the smell?
I will try this cake at work thank for the tips xxxxx
have a lovely day xxxx

Big Boys Oven said...

oh my my this is so deli_cious!

Cat Cat said...

Gert, sedapnya sour cream cake... but but it does look like pound cake ya... I love pound cake... and I know it's easy to bake.. But regardless how easy it is, I'm hopeless in baking.. :(

Jun said...

Gert..sedapnyer....tapau sket..hee

Kajal@aapplemint said...

The sour cream cake looks so perfect. The shape, the texture, the colour.
Only one thing ... where's my cuppa coffee :p

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, wish you are my neighbour so we can eat the cake together with a cup of teh tarik :)

Kath, is really good especially the next day :)

Pearly, if you don't like cinnamon you don't have to put it :)

BBO, it is delicious :)

Cat, it does look and taste similar to pound cake but richer because of the streusel :)

Jun, nanti I UPS to you :)

Kate, come over and I'll make you a cup :) :)

bigfish_chin said...

hey... oh gosssh!
can u imagine how it is if there's a cup of coffee serve together with this. :)

wmw said...

Wow! Looking at this at 7 a.m. is not doing me any good! I need coffee and I need some cakes now...hahaha!

ICook4Fun said...

Bigfish, it taste really good :)

wmw, thanks for dropping by. Come on over and we can have a slice together with your coffee :)

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