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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins are super moist and delicious thanks to sour cream in the batter. A sweet streusel is both inside the muffin, as well as sprinkled on top!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins - The perfect breakfast muffin! Super moist and delicious thanks to sour cream in the batter and a sweet streusel is baked inside the muffin as well as sprinkled on top!

School vacation week is winding down for us today (boo!) – but we’ve had a great ‘staycation’ at home this week! Actually, my husband Jack worked all week, but my seven-year-old and I had more time to relax… sleeping in every morning, seeing a Disney on Ice show with her Daisy Girl Scout troop, as well as some play dates with friends.

And for me, not playing chauffeur to so many activities meant that I could spend some extra time in the kitchen. That usually means some baking, and I finally got a chance to try this recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins!


Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins - The perfect breakfast muffin! Super moist and delicious thanks to sour cream in the batter and a sweet streusel is baked inside the muffin as well as sprinkled on top!

These sour cream coffee cake muffins have been on my to-make list for a while ever since I spotted the recipe here. I love muffins with a sweet, crumbly streusel topping, and with a cup of sour cream in the batter, I knew that these would be perfectly moist as well.

I adapted the original recipe just slightly – adding more butter to the streusel mixture so that the topping would hold better to the top of the muffin after baking. But otherwise, this is the perfect coffee cake muffin – not too sweet, filled with wonderful vanilla flavor with a sweet cinnamon streusel baked inside as well as on top!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins - The perfect breakfast muffin! Super moist and delicious thanks to sour cream in the batter and a sweet streusel is baked inside the muffin as well as sprinkled on top!

These muffins are a wonderful morning treat – and they freeze well too. So, even though we’ll be back to our busy lives next week, we can still enjoy these delicious sour cream coffee cake muffins for breakfast!

Adapted from Just a Taste

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins - A Family Feast

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Category: muffins
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


For the streusel

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces

For the batter

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the dry streusel ingredients (flour, sugar and cinnamon) and stir with a whisk to combine. Using a fork or a pastry cutter, add the butter pieces and work into the dry mixture until well incorporated. Set aside.
  3. To make the batter, in another medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk together. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of stand mixer, beat together softened butter, oil, and sugar and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg is added.
  5. Keeping the mixer on a low speed, slowly add in the sour cream and vanilla and finally the flour mixture and mix until fully combined, but being careful not to over mix the batter. (Once you’ve turned off the mixer, using a spatula, give the mixture one additional stir by hand just to make sure that all of the wet ingredients from the bottom are completely mixed into the flour mixture.)
  6. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter into each prepared muffin cup. Then sprinkle some of the streusel mixture on top of the batter. Divide the remaining batter into the muffin cups (spoon on top of the streusel layer) and then divide the remaining streusel over each muffin, sprinkling it over the batter.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and remove each muffin to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • Tina wrote:

    Hi Martha,

    these muffins sound delicious. Do you think I could add some fruit, e.g., cherries or apples? TIA!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Tina – Yes – I’m sure you could add some fruit. You might need to adjust the cooking time since the fruit will add some extra moisture – but it should work!

  • Gwen wrote:

    I made these for a party last night and they went down a storm. I don’t have any left! Which is a shame, because I’d love to have some with my coffee this morning. Maybe I need to do another batch…

    Great recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad they were a hit Gwen! (And yes – definitely make a double batch the next time!) Thanks for writing to us!

  • Julianne wrote:

    Do you think you could freeze these? Have you tried freezing them? Thanks

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Julianne – Yes – we’ve frozen them! Like any baked goods – these are best fresh out of the oven, but they were still delicious after freezing them!

  • Christine wrote:

    Can I double this recipe and do I use a standard-size cupcake pan or a muffin-sized pan?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Christine – Yes – we baked ours in standard size cupcake/muffin pan. And sure – you can double the recipe and it will fill two pans.

  • Susie wrote:

    So you put some batter in the pan, than streusel, than more batter and finally sprinkle some more streusel? Or just put the streusel on the top? These muffins sound delicious:)

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Susie – Yes – batter then streusel then more batter and a final sprinkle of streusel on top! Hope you enjoy the muffins!

  • Joanne wrote:

    A friend of mine made these and they were simply wonderful! I would like to make them in a cake pan but I’m wondering what size and for how long shall I bake them?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Joanne! I haven’t made these in any other form – just the muffins so I can’t say for sure. The recipe I adapted (link in the post) suggested a loaf pan or even a bundt pan could be used – but she didn’t specify how long to bake it. If you try it – please let us know how it worked out!

  • Mindy Miller wrote:

    Do you have any suggestions on how to make these healthier?

    • Martha wrote:

      You could use low-fat sour cream to reduce some fat and calories without changing the recipe too much.

    • Erica wrote:

      You can also use apple sauce in place of the oil.

      • Martha wrote:

        Great suggestion Erica!

    • Kimberly wrote:

      I would recommend using some applesauce in place of the oil and maybe increase the butter by 1 TBS. You could also use half (or all) whole wheat flour. Both of these options would definitely make it more heart healthly!!

      • Martha wrote:

        Thanks Kimberly!

  • dina wrote:

    these look great!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Dina!

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen wrote:

    I love coffee cake – and to put them in a muffin makes so much sense! Yum!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Kristi! Have a great weekend!

  • Kathy wrote:

    I make a muffin very similar to this and they are delicious! I love when I have extra time in the kitchen to bake!

    • Martha wrote:

      I find baking very therapeutic. 🙂 I’ll definitely check out your recipe Kathy! Thanks for visiting us today!

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