Only Easy: My MIL’s Coffee Cake

By Misty I.

May 6, 2020

My MIL gifted us with a few pieces of what she called “coffee cake.” I adore desserts like this, a sleeper. I did not expect this cake to be so delicious, like D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! It’s the sour cream. The pic above shows the streusel on the top, but it should actually be in the middle, still good either way!

My MIL’s Coffee Cake


  • 2 blocks butter, salted
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 C. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • ½ C. sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Nuts – optional, she doesn’t use


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake ingredients.
  3. Pour half of cake batter into a lightly greased 9”x13” pan.
  4. Add all of the streusel topping to the batter in the pan.
  5. Pour remaining cake batter onto streusel in the pan.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until center tests for doneness.
  7. Note: her original recipe called for something called “oleo” that she replaced with butter.

That’s it, only easy!


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