Sour Cream Coffee Cake

We are down to our final four weeks with Ina Garten at I Heart Cooking Clubs. This first week of March we were tasked with Breakfast Buffet! Cook up any Ina Garten dish you’d like to see at a breakfast buffet. 

I chose to make this Sour Cream Coffee Cake as I could make it in advance as well as photograph it. The cake is a simple white cake made with sour cream for moistness. The streusel is made up of butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt, I omitted the nuts. The streusel is put inside on top of half the batter and  then again on top. I also omitted the glaze on top after baking since I thought there was enough sugar already.

We had this for breakfast and thought it was plain. I don’t know if the nuts would have added more flavor or not. I barely tasted the cinnamon the only spice in the recipe. Once again this recipe has many five star ratings on the Food Network but I would not make this again.

The recipe and video are available on the Food Network. To see what others made head over to I Heart Cooking Cubs.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    Sometimes there are those recipes that are rated 5 stars but end up being a no go for me. I think some people like more plain flavors, which explains why some of the \”bland\” recipes do well. It certainly looks pretty! Too bad it didn't hit the spot!

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  2. It's interesting how often a glaze or frosting will make up for a rather plain cake but I agree it's irritating to put effort into cooking a highly touted recipe and it's just \”meh.\”

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  3. Nammi says:

    ANd here I thought I was the only one who sometimes felt that certain five star recipes dont work. LOL.

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  4. flour.ish.en says:

    The shape of the pan is very appealing. I'm glad you point out how 5 stars may not always be satisfying. Good review!

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  5. And I have bookmarked to make this earlier! I'm glad to have read your review on this! I agree, not all 5 star reviews are reliable!

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