Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Most coffee cakes aren't much more than yellow cake swirled with a sugary streusel. We wanted something different: a light coffee cake flavored with pecans and warm spices.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe that was light, moist, and deeply flavored with pecans and warm spices. Beating very soft butter and eggs into the dry ingredients, before the wet ingredients are incorporated, makes the cake tender and moist—never dense. Toasting the pecans in a skillet intensified their flavor, while maple syrup both boosted the nuts’ flavor and kept the Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake moist.