Bundt Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature, cut into smaller pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream   (sometimes I use 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 cup sour cream)
  • Filling (see below)
  • Glaze (see below)
Thoroughly grease bundt cake pan and preheat oven to 350 degree F.  Beat sugar and butter, then add eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.  Blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.  Alternately add sour cream and flour mixture to batter, on slow speed until well blended.  Prepare filling.

Spread about 1/3 of the batter in cake pan, cover with 1/3 of filling, repeat two times.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour (use wooden skewer to make sure it is done – meaning it comes out clean when inserted near center of cake).   Cool slightly on rack, for about 10  minutes and then invert pan, drizzle with glaze and enjoy!

Filling:  mix 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Glaze:  melt 2 tablespoons butter, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 2 tablespoons milk, blend in enough powdered sugar to make a soft icing.  Spread on warm cake.