Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake With Cocoa Swirl

Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
408 Calories
42g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 408
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 3g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy sour cream coffee cake is super easy to prepare with a cake mix. The cocoa swirl mixture is made with cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.

The sour cream gives the cake fabulous flavor, and the cinnamon, cocoa, and pecan swirl makes it extra-special. Bake this wonderful coffee cake, and take it along to the office or a morning meeting. Your coworkers will thank you!


  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) butter cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F.

  2. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan, covering all of the nooks and crannies. 

  3. In a small bowl, combine the chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa; set aside.

  4. In a mixing bowl combine the cake mix, sour cream, and vegetable oil; beat until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.

  5. Pour about one-third of the batter into the prepared Bundt cake pan. Top with half of the pecan and cinnamon mixture. Spoon another one-third of the batter over that layer — don't worry about covering the nut layer completely, it will spread during baking — and top with the remaining nut mixture. Spoon the remaining batter over the nut layer and spread very gently.

  6. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the cake bounces back when lightly touched with a finger. 

  7. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes.

  8. Carefully invert the cake onto the rack to cool completely before slicing.

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