Sour Cream Coffeecake Bundt

You guys remember Mary from The Food Librarian, right? She was featured on Friday Favs a couple months ago. You might remember the Coffee Cake Bundt that she made for her guest post. It’s actually kind of funny that I made a Coffee Cake Bundt for her I Like Big Bundts. I hadn’t even realized that until I sat down to write this post.

But back to the bundts. You see, Mary is obsessed with bundts. She has bundt pans in every shape and size. For the third year in a row now, Mary has been featuring a different bundt cake recipe for the 30 days leading up the November 15th. Why November 15th? Because tomorrow is National Bundt Day!

I love seeing the bundt cake recipes come up every day. And every time I see that “I Like Big Bundts” logo (which was designed by justJENN), I start singing Sir Mixalot. It’s just so dang catchy!

This Coffecake Bundt was delicious. Although I have a major complaint about the recipe. See all that delicious topping in the pan there? Well it didn’t stick to the cake. So when it got flipped over to be de-bundted, about 90% of that topping just spilled onto the table. If I were to make it again, I’d stir the topping into the last cup or so of batter so that it would actually stick.

I am glad that I was able to finally participate in I Like Big Bundts. For the longest time, I didn’t have a bundt pan because I simply couldn’t find anywhere to put one in my kitchen. Then my good friend Aimee gave me one for the big 3-0 and we made room for this beauty! I can’t wait to start using it more.

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Sour Cream Coffeecake Bundt

Ingredients:

For the Streusel
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
1 cup pecans, chopped

For the Cake
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened but still cool, cut into 1 inch cubes

Directions:

For the Streusel
Process the flour, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, and the cinnamon in a food processor. Transfer 1 1/4 cups of this mixture to a small bowl and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar; set aside.

Add the butter and pecans to the remainig dry ingredients in the food processor bowl. Process the mixture until the nuts and butter have been broken down into small pieces, about ten pulses. Set aside.

For the Cake
Adjust an oven rack to the lowest position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan. Combine the eggs, 1 cup of the sour cream, and the vanilla in a medium bowl. In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt at low speed, about 30 seconds. Add the butter and remaining 1/2 cup sour cream and mix at low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed and beat 30 seconds.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Decrease the mixer speed to medium low and slowly incorporate the egg mixture in 3 additions, beating for 20 seconds after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 1 minute.

Add 2 cups of the batter to the prepared pan. With an offset spatula or rubber spatula, smooth out the surface of the batter. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the streusel filling. Drop 2 cups o the batter over the struesel, spread evenly, and then add the remaining struesel filling. Top with the remaining batter and then the streusel topping (with butter and nuts).

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool cake for 30 minutes, then invert and remove from tube pan.. Cool or 2 more hours, then serve.

Recipe from Honey and Butter

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13 Responses to “Maple Syrup and Birthday Cupcakes”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Mmmmm I love one dish cupcakes!

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    Carly — March 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Those cupcakes look delish! Can you tell me more about the “dipping in ganache” technique? Does the ganache need to be a certain consistency first?

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    yumventures — March 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I have seen some maple cheesecake around the blogs, maybe that would be awesome use for the sugar? Or to top maple sugar cookies 🙂

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    Joanne — March 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I made a seriously awesome maple mousse cake to go with Christmas dinner this year and it used maple sugar. It was one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten. The link to the post is: http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.blogspot.com/2010/01/frozen-maple-mousse-pie-with-chocolate.html.

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    KV — March 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Go Butler!! I think I’m going to use your “go to” cupcake recipe to make some Final Four treats for the office Friday

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    Kelly — March 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Wow that maple syrup event looks really cool, I wish I had known about it- it looks like they only do it once a year!

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    Jen — March 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Carly – I dipped the cupcakes in the ganache while it was still very liquidy. I did it a few minutes after making the ganache and then let it set up on the cupcakes. Hope that helps.

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    Cara — March 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Jen, the maple syrup experience sounds like so much fun and I’ve always wanted to do it! I wonder if it’s too late this year.

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    Lila — March 31, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Those cupcakes look so pretty. Can you tell me what kind of liners you’re using? They stay so nice and bright.

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    stephchows — March 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    ooo I love sugar houses!!! The tastings are always the best 🙂

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    Jen — March 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Lila, I get the liners online. Here is the link for the colored ones, and I also get brown liners as well.

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    Memória — April 9, 2010 at 5:02 am

    The cupcakes look beautiful and festive!! I love real maple syrup!

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    Kyle — April 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I should have a birthday more often. So good…

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