Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; dust with breadcrumbs.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add rind, juice, and extract, beating until well blended. Add egg whites and egg, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in walnuts.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    This cake keeps well in an airtight container for several days. If you don't have a Bundt pan, use a 10-inch tube pan.
  • Yield: 18 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 253
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 28%
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 4.4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Protein per serving: 4.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 42g
Fiber per serving: 0.7g
Cholesterol per serving: 32mg
Iron per serving: 1.1mg
Sodium per serving: 261mg
Calcium per serving: 37mg

Good to Know

Try a fat-free sour cream (or even fat-free yogurt) as a healthier alternative.