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.


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!


  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.\”


  3. Nammi says:

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


  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!


  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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