Dessert for Breakfast

One of my hubby’s fav breakfast foods is my home made coffee cake.  I often make it for him on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, our anniversary, or his birthday.

Because you can make it the night before, it is great to serve for overnight guests.  Or for freakishly early breakfast guests like I had this weekend.  My son had a 9:30 baseball game on Saturday and we had invited my husband’s extended family over for breakfast before the game.  Breakfast before a 9:30 soccer game translates to having kids dressed, table set, and breakfast ready by 8:00am.

The only way that is possible at the circus, is if the main course was made the night before.

Enter Nancy’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake.


My mom got this recipe years ago from a coworker and I have enjoyed it ever since!

Try it yourself, you won’t be sorry!

Nancy’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Cake: mix together

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 beaten eggs

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Last add: 1 cup sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla

Spread 1/2 batter in greased 9 x 13 baking pan.  Sprinkle with 1/2 of the topping mixture.  Spread remainder of batter over topping and then top with remainder of topping.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 min until center is done



  1. That sounds so Yummy! I think I might be a Father's Day Breakfast in Bed idea... along with Strawberry short cake.

  2. Hey! A nice Father's Day touch: soak it in rum then light with a match to serve it on fire. Men LOVE that! :)

    Seriously, just reading this and seeing the photo made me hungry!

  3. Taste buds jumping! Looks delish...I might have to try making this one. Did you have a Happy Mother's Day?

  4. sorry to be so "freakish" but from our perspective, it was absolutely worth it. and i'm not just talking about the coffee cake!

  5. Yumm!! That looks SO GOOD!!!

  6. ok so, my hubby just walked through the room and read the first line of this post. and now he said he's going to dream about coffee cake. i guess i'm gonna have to try this one quick!

  7. Yes - it has been my favorite coffee cake for maybe 15 years!! I am so thankful for Nancy's willingness to share this gem of a recipe.


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