This is a scaled down version of the Sour Cream Coffee Cake, baked in a 9 inch pan. Two layers of batter with a streak of cinnamon sugar in the middle It is made with shortening instead of butter.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until incorporated. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle half of mixture over batter in the pan. Cover with remaining batter, then top with remaining cinnamon sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

428.3 calories; 5.7 g protein; 56.8 g carbohydrates; 59.2 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
Light, fluffy and very good. I used butter instead of shortening and added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the batter. For the filling, I used brown sugar instead of white and took a knife and swirled it through the batter before baking. Very moist, I might add nuts to the filling next time for some crunch..... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2008
I found this recipe a bit eggy tasting and dry without enough sugar/cinnamon in the middle. I substituted butter for shortening and used a square glass pan (add 10 minutes to bake time ) so that may have affected the recipe. If I tried it again I would double the cinnamon/sugar that goes in the middle of the recipe. This cake fortunately was better the second and third day after refrigeration. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
Light, fluffy and very good. I used butter instead of shortening and added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the batter. For the filling, I used brown sugar instead of white and took a knife and swirled it through the batter before baking. Very moist, I might add nuts to the filling next time for some crunch..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
I made this yesterday and only have 2 pieces left. I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9 x 13 pan. I added margarine instead of the shortening. I did not put in half of the batter first I spay coated the pan and put all of the batter in. Then I generously shook the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top. I also took a knife and made swirly movements till it was all the way through the batter then I shook more cinnamon sugar on top. This was liked by all the boys as well as Hubby and I. I will definitely make this again. Thanks Terri for the good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2007
I made this last night and it was meant to be a breakfast cake for hubby in the morning. Well our home smelled so good while it was baking that we decided to eat some for dessert. It was still warm and light with a light flavor and crusty top. Delicious! This morning I found a note from hubby that it was wonderful in his milk for breakfast too! I took someone else's advice and folded in the dry ingredients and sour cream instead of beating them in to avoid a tough batter. I used brown sugar for the filling/topping and also flecks of butter. The cake rose very well and was very moist. I refrigerated it overnight and this morning it seemed heavier and denser. It was sweet but not overly so which is exactly what I like. Great recipe Terri! It's going to be a regular at my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
Wow! Takes some time to mix but well worth the effort. I used brown sugar for the center/top and upped the amount to 1/3 cup. Used 1/2 for the middle layer and added toasted chopped pecans to the top along with about 1/4 stick of cold butter cut sliced and cut into quarters over the entire thing. When the butter melted and folded back into the cake there formed a very nice roll of the sugar cinnamon down into the cake surface. This was a MUCH prettier and tasty presentation. Thanks Terri for a classic coffee cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
The basic recipe is fantastic. It does need more topping though. I have make this a couple time adding canned peaches, frozen blueberries, or jam and it works out perfectly. I've also used yogurt instead of the sour cream and it works just as well or better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
This was very easy to make and very tasty however I think that brown sugar would be better for the cinnamon sugar mix that is put on top and in between the layers. I would also add a few toasted nuts to the topping to make it extra yummy. Overall a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
This coffee cake was moist mildly sweet and had a beautiful crumb texture. I've already made this several times and have made it a "regular" on the weekend breakfast menu. I sometimes put in some fruit in the middle layer with a little cinnamon and brown sugar then put the remaining cinnamon mixture on top with some pecans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2007
This was a tasty recipe but more of the cinnamon-sugar mix in multiple layers as well as laid in a 13x9 pan and this would be perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
What can I say except Wow and double wow. I am a bakers daughter and found this cake to be moist easy to make...but it was harder to keep any for myself and my morning cup of coffee. I did manage to take a photo to post here. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2008
I found this recipe a bit eggy tasting and dry without enough sugar/cinnamon in the middle. I substituted butter for shortening and used a square glass pan (add 10 minutes to bake time ) so that may have affected the recipe. If I tried it again I would double the cinnamon/sugar that goes in the middle of the recipe. This cake fortunately was better the second and third day after refrigeration. Read More
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