Overnight Coffee Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

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Overnight coffee cake sour cream

Overnight Coffee Cake with Sour Cream

I sure do love a good streusel topping! Throw it on a moist, delicious cake and it is even better.

If you have had coffee cake before, you may know that many are dry, or at least that was my recollection. I am glad I gave this coffee cake recipe a try though! It is a moist and delicious breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

The cake is moist and rich with a hint of cinnamon. The streusel topping ends up just about perfect; crispy, sweet, and buttery. And all of this is after being refrigerated overnight before baking it!

Ingredients for overnight coffee cake sour cream

Ingredients:

The streusel topping is easy enough; just sugar, flour, cold butter, cinnamon, and chopped nuts. The cake recipe is easy and simple too, with some sour cream thrown in for some extra delicious moistness.

All in all, you should have most of the ingredients for this overnight coffee cake recipe on hand already!

Freezing Tips:

One of the coolest things about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time, up to a month in advance even!

You can refrigerate the cakes for up to 24 hours before baking or you can freeze the cakes for up to one month. You don’t even have to thaw the frozen cakes before baking. How cool is that?

overnight coffee cake sour cream before baking

Baking Your Overnight Coffee Cake

You will want to split the batter between two 9-inch round cake pans. (I’ve been really pleased with my Nordic Ware cake pans.) If you try to put all of the cake batter into one large pan, the cake will bake very unevenly, especially if refrigerated or frozen.

Using disposable pans for the frozen cakes is great if you don’t want to tie up your pans or if you want to make it for someone else!

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overnight coffee cake recipe with sour cream

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Overnight Coffee Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

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Prep Time: 15min. | Cook Time: 25-30
Yield: Two 9 inch round cakes or one 9x13 pan | Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • Streusel:

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, almonds, or walnuts, chopped
  • Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. For the streusel

  2. Use your fingers to mix together the sugars, flour, butter, and cinnamon in a medium bowl until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in the nuts and set aside.
  3. Coat two 9-inch cake pans with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream, sugars, eggs, and melted butter together until smooth. Gently whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture until smooth and well combined, but do not over mix.
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans and smooth the tops. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of both cakes.
  5. Wrap the pans tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month.
  6. To Serve

  7. Preheat oven to 350. Unwrap the cakes and bake until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, 25-30 minutes if baking right away, 30-35 minutes if refrigerated, or 40-45 minutes from frozen (do not thaw first). Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Do not try to put all of the batter into one large cake pan because it will not bake evenly.

Ingredients: All-purpose flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Egg, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Sour Cream
Meal Type: Breakfast, Desserts, Mother's Day
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

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