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sour cream coffee cake recipe, eggless sour cream cake recipe with streusel topping

soft and moist sour cream cake made with whole wheat flour with a streusel filling. fresh curd or yogurt can be substituted in place of sour cream. 

4.75 from 4 votes
total time:
65minutes

sour cream coffee cake recipe with step by step pics. this eggless sour cream cake was one of the best cakes i have made during recent times. it has a soft and moist crumb. the cinnamon flavored streusel stuffing is like an icing on the cake. the crunch and sweetness of the dry fruits in the streusel is in contrast with the softness of the cake and tastes too good.

eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

sour cream cake is called as a coffee cake, but do not get misled. there is no coffee added in the cake. this cake is served with coffee and thus called as coffee cake. so basically this cake recipe is of an eggless sour cream cake.

i had some sour cream left after making the vegetarian tacos. so was wondering what to do with the sour cream. checked my books and saw a cake made with sour cream. so the recipe is loosely adapted from the cook book “bakin’ without eggs: delicious egg-free dessert recipes” by rosemarie emro.

this cake is egg free and makes use of whole wheat flour. the denseness of whole wheat bakes is not felt in this cake. even though sour cream is used, but you can easily make this cake with fresh curd or yogurt. even low fat sour cream or low fat yogurt can be used. i have mixed and beaten all the ingredients in a stand mixer. but you can use a handheld electric beater also.

streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

eggless sour cream cake can be served as a coffee cake. you can even serve as a tea time cake or as a dessert after meals.

few more delicious eggless cakes recipes on blog are:

  1. egg free carrot cake recipe
  2. indian bakery style honey cake
  3. no bake chocolate biscuit cake recipe
  4. eggless dates walnut coffee cake recipe
  5. egg free pineapple upside down cake recipe

sour cream coffee cake recipe below:

sour cream coffee cake recipe, eggless sour cream cake recipe with streusel topping
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sour cream coffee cake

soft and moist sour cream cake made with whole wheat flour with a streusel filling. fresh curd or yogurt can be substituted in place of sour cream. 
course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 50 minutes
total time 1 hour 5 minutes
servings 16 slices
rough calories per serving 147 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for the cake

  • 150 grams sugar or ¾ cup sugar
  • 57 to 60 grams softened unsalted butter or ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 180 grams whole wheat flour or 1.5 cups
  • 110 grams sour cream or ½ cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required

for the streusel stuffing

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

how to make sour cream coffee cake

preparation and making streusel

  1. grease 2 bundt cake pans (5.5 inches diameter) with butter. you can also use a 7.5 to 8 inches round pan.

  2. in a bowl take 1 tablespoon unsalted butter.

  3. on a low flame begin to melt butter. you just need to melt the butter.

  4. remove the bowl from the stove burner and keep down.

  5. add ¼ cup finely chopped nuts. you can use any crunchy nuts. i have added an equal mix of chopped pistachios, cashews and almonds.

  6. then add 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.

  7. mix very well. keep the streusel filling aside.

making sour cream cake batter

  1. in a mixing bowl or a stand mixer bowl take 150 grams sugar (¾ cup sugar) and 57 to 60 grams softened unsalted butter (¼ cup unsalted butter). meanwhile preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.

  2. using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, beat on medium to high speed till butter becomes fluffy. scrape the sides while beating. 

  3. then add 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. you can even add ½ teaspoon vanilla essence or 1 tablespoon white vinegar.

  4. beat on medium speed for 30 seconds.

  5. add 110 grams sour cream (½ cup). instead of sour cream you can also use fresh curd or yogurt. do make sure that the curd is thick and not thin or watery.

  6. beat on medium low speed for 30 to 45 seconds.

  7. add 180 grams whole wheat flour (1.5 cups) and 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required.

  8. beat on low speed for a minute or more till everything is mixed well. if there are many lumps then beat for some more seconds. do not over beat. if batter looks very thick then add more water. i used 1.25 cups water. the batter consistency is thick like an idli batter. some tiny lumps are fine in the batter. 

making eggless sour cream coffee cake

  1. take spoonfuls of the batter and place it in the greased bundt pan. fill till ⅓ of the volume of the bundt pan. using a spatula even the batter.

  2. now take spoonfuls of the prepared streusel stuffing and top it all over evenly on the cake batter.

  3. again add some batter and fill it till ⅔ or ¾ ᵗʰ volume of the pan.

  4. with a spatula make the batter even from top.

  5. place the cake pans in the preheated oven in the center rack. if using an OTG, then use the bake option where only the bottom heating element is heated. 

  6. bake sour cream coffee cake at 180 degrees celsius for 45 to 50 minutes or till the top is golden. since temperatures in ovens vary, do keep a check.

  7. to check doneness, insert a wooden skewer in the cake and it should come clean. if there is sticky batter on the skewer, this means the cake needs to be baked for some more time. for cooling keep the cake on a wired rack.

  8. when cooled completely, unmould the cake from the pan.

  9. slice and serve streusel sour cream coffee cake with coffee or tea or as a dessert.

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making eggless sour cream cake recipe with step by step pics:

a) preparation and making streusel:

1. grease 2 bundt (5.5 inches) pans with butter. you can also use a 7.5 to 8 inches round pan or 1 large bundt pan.

bundt cake pans

2. in a bowl take 1 tablespoon unsalted butter.

butter for making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

3. on a low flame begin to melt butter. you just need to melt the butter.

butter for making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

4. remove the bowl from the stove burner and keep down.

butter for making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

5. add ¼ cup finely chopped nuts. you can use any crunchy nuts. i have added an equal mix of chopped pistachios, cashews and almonds.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

6. then add 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

7. mix very well. keep the streusel filling aside.

streusel filling

b) making sour cream cake batter:

8. in a mixing bowl or a stand mixer bowl take 150 grams sugar (¾ cup sugar) and 57 to 60 grams softened unsalted butter (¼ cup unsalted butter). meanwhile preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

9. using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, beat on medium to high speed till butter becomes fluffy. you can also use a hand held electric beater to whip butter.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

10. the butter sugar mixture should become fluffy. it won’t become very fluffy but should become loose. so beat well.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

11. add 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. you can even add ½ teaspoon vanilla essence or 1 tablespoon white vinegar.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

12. beat on medium speed for 30 seconds.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

13. add 110 grams sour cream (½ cup). instead of sour cream you can also use fresh curd or yogurt. do make sure that the curd is thick and not thin or watery.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

14. beat on medium low speed for 30 to 45 seconds.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

15. add 180 grams whole wheat flour (1.5 cups) and 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required. you can first add 1 cup water and if the batter looks thick, then add ¼ cup water later.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

16. beat on low speed for a minute or more till everything is mixed well. if there are many lumps then beat for some more seconds. do not over beat. if batter looks very thick then add more water. i used 1.25 cups water. the batter consistency is thick like an idli batter. some small lumps are alright in the batter.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

making eggless sour cream coffee cake:

17. take spoonfuls of the batter and place it in the greased bundt pan. fill till ⅓ of the volume of the bundt pan. using a spatula even the batter.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

18. now take spoonfuls of the prepared streusel stuffing and top it all over evenly on the cake batter.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

19. again add some batter and fill it till ⅔ or ¾ ᵗʰ volume of the pan.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

20. with a spatula make the batter even from top.

making eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

21. place the cake pans in the preheated oven in the center rack. if using an OTG, then use the bake option where only the bottom heating element is heated.

baking eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe

22. bake at 180 degrees celsius for 45 to 50 minutes or till the top is golden. since temperatures in ovens vary, do keep a check.

eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe, streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

23. to check doneness, insert a wooden skewer in the cake and it should come clean. if there is sticky batter on the skewer, this means the cake needs to be baked for some more time. for cooling keep the cake on a wired rack.

eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe, streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

24. when cooled completely, unmould the sour cream coffee cake from the pan.

eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe, streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

25. slice and serve.

eggless sour cream coffee cake recipe, streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

26. serve eggless sour cream cake with coffee or tea or as a dessert.

streusel sour cream coffee cake recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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11 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana,
    Thank you for the amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try it!
    One question- Is it necessary to use that kind of cake pan? Will it still taste good if I use normal cake pan… or a bread pan?
    One comment- When I saw “sour cream coffee cake”, i thought there will be coffee in it and I was about to skip this recipe because we don’t eat coffee. I don’t know if that is what this cake is authentically called but if not, I would consider changing the title for those 0.1% of weird users like me 😉

    Thank you!

    • welcome suhani. you can use normal cake pan too. it will taste the same whether bundt pan is used or normal cake pan is used. this cake is actually and authentically called coffee cake. but it does not have any coffee in it. i have kept the same title as thats what its known by and so it helps the readers to find the recipe who know the name of this cake.

      • Thanks Dassana!
        Are there any substitutes for brown sugar?

        • welcome. you can use regular white sugar or even unrefined cane sugar. even jaggery can be used.

      • Tried honey instead of brown sugar and made it in a bread pan. Came out delicious!! But honey being heavy sunk at the bottom. Need to get brown sugar for next time.
        Thanks, Dassana, for such an awesome recipe! I love the fact that you focus on healthy recipes…. using wheat flour instead of maida.

        • thanks for sharing suhani. yes with honey it will sink due to it being viscous and heavy. being a baker, i would not suggest using honey for baking or while cooking. honey on being heated becomes toxic according to ayurveda. even i was not aware of this fact some years back and i would add a bit of honey in tomato based gravies instead of sugar and i have also made brown bread once with honey instead of sugar. but now i do not add honey in baked goods and i always suggest blog readers to avoid heating honey. honey is best had raw plain or with some mixed fruits or cereals.

  2. made the cake with fresh curds. it turned out very well. thnx for the recipe 🙂

    • thanks for letting me know sowndarya. nice to know. happy baking.

  3. very sweet nice done

  4. Hi Dassana, really love your recipes. One of the most authentic recipes on the Web. Can u please post some gluten free cakes and bread recipes as my husband has celiac disease

    • thanks zainab. i have got some requests for sharing gluten free cakes and breads but have never got around making one as the recipe needs to be developed and tested. this takes time. but i have noted down your request and will try to add the recipes.

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