Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

There’s nothing more special than setting out a huge coffee cake for a Saturday breakfast or brunch. If you are pressed for time in the morning, you can prepare the batter, filling, and glazes a night or two beforehand. Pour the batter and filling into the pan and place the pan in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do in the morning is place the pan in the oven, then pour the glaze over the top after baking. Your house will be filled with the wonderful aroma of cinnamon and browned butter!

cake batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-cup Bundt pan.
  2. To make the cake batter, stir together the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for at least 1 minute after each addition. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. To make the cinnamon filling, place the sweetener, melted butter, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Pour the filling evenly over the batter in the pan, using a knife to swirl it into the batter. Pour the rest of the batter into the pan.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake, comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, make the browned butter glaze: Place the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, whisking constantly, until brown (but not black!) flecks appear. Keep heating and whisking; the butter will froth up and then settle down. Remove the pan from the heat. (If using coconut oil, simply heat the oil in the pan until melted.) Add the sweetener and whisk until smooth. Set in the refrigerator to cool for 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Once the browned butter glaze has cooled and thickened a bit, pour it over the cooled cake and place the cake in the refrigerator to set the glaze, about 8 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, make the cream cheese glaze: Using the hand mixer, beat the softened cream cheese, cashew milk, and sweetener in a medium-sized bowl. Add the vanilla and stir well; taste and add more sweetener, if desired.
  8. Remove the cake from the fridge. Drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the cake and garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tiramisu Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a standard-size 12-well muffin pan, or line the wells with paper liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients for the muffin batter. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth. Fill each well of the muffin pan about two-thirds full with the batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin, comes out clean. Allow cooling in the pan before removing.
  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth. Set aside until the muffins are cool, then frost the muffins. Dust the frosted muffins with cocoa powder.
  4. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. The muffins can be frozen if unfrosted, but do not freeze the frosting.

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