Sour Cream Coffee Cake
 
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Serves: 12-15 slices
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups sour cream
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Streusel:
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, optional (I didn't use any)
For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer for 4 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one 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 you're using them.
  5. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with ¾ cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. Whisk the confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup together, adding a few drops of water if necessary, to make the glaze runny. Drizzle as much as you like over the cake with a fork or spoon.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2008/10/16/sour-cream-coffee-cake/