Aunt Jewel's Coffee Cake

Sugar and cinnamon make a perfectly delectable topping for this any-occasion dessert recipe.

Aunt Jewel's Coffee Cake
Servings: 9 Prep 20 mins Bake 325°F 50 mins


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

3. Beat butter and 1 cup of the sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in sour cream and vanilla.

4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into batter until smooth.

5. Spoon half of the batter into pan.Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the cinnamon and nuts (if using) in a small bowl. Sprinkle 2/3 of it over the batter. Top with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.

6. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.