Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

Enjoy the classic coffee cake you love but in a muffin! Piled high with buttery streusel and drizzled with a simple glaze. Super easy to make!

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

I can’t resist coffee cake, especially when it’s piled high with crumb topping. The streusel is hands down the best part of a coffee cake. That’s why when I make my muffins I go heavy on the streusel topping. I prefer equal amounts of coffee cake to my streusel.

This coffee cake muffin is super moist thanks to the sour cream. There is 1 cup of sour cream in these muffins! This may seem like a lot but it makes the muffins super soft and spongy.

These muffins are not too sweet with the perfect amount of spice from the cinnamon.  No coffee cake is complete without a drizzle of our simple glaze.

They are wonderful as a snack or as dessert. Perfect to go alongside your morning cup of coffee.

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This recipe makes a total of 12 regular sized muffins. You can always turn them into jumbos if you prefer. (I won’t judge). The secret ingredient to make these muffins super moist and tender is sour cream. I tested these muffins with buttermilk and greek yogurt and found that sour cream gives the muffins the best consistency. Super moist on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside.

How to make Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

  • For the coffee cake muffins: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or use muffin liners. Add flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda to a large bowl. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars, 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl between each addition. Stir in sour cream and vanilla and mix to combine. Fold in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. (Do not overmix). Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of batter into the greased muffin pan. Sprinkle each with some of the streusel. Top with the remaining batter (fill 3/4 of the way up). Sprinkle with the remaining streusel. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until muffins are set. Stick a toothpick or knife in the center and make sure it comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the streusel: Add butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon to a small bowl. Mix together until the streusel forms a crumb like texture similar to wet sand. Set aside.
  • For the glaze: Add sugar and milk to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside until the muffins are cool enough to drizzle with the glaze.

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I keep half of the cooked muffins on the counter sealed at room temperature. The rest I throw in the freezer to eat whenever I please. I don’t trust myself around a full batch of these muffins.

After they are out of the oven and cooled completely drizzle with the simple glaze (milk + powdered sugar). If your like me and do not usually have regular milk on hand use soy milk. (I used Silk vanilla soy milk and it went perfectly in the glaze and gave it a slight vanilla flavor.Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins | chefsavvy.com #recipe #breakfast #dessert #muffins

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

3.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Enjoy the classic coffee cake you love but in a muffin! Piled high with buttery streusel and drizzled with a simple glaze. Super easy to make!

Ingredients

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Streusel topping

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk

Instructions

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or with muffin liners.
  2. Add flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda to a large bowl.
  3. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl between each addition.
  5. Stir in sour cream and vanilla and mix to combine.
  6. Fold in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. (Do not overmix).
  7. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of batter into the greased muffin pan. Sprinkle each with some of the streusel. Top with the remaining batter (fill 3/4 of the way up). Sprinkle with the remaining streusel.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until muffins are set. Stick a toothpick or knife in the center and make sure it comes out clean.
  9. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Drizzle glaze on top of each cooled muffin and serve!

Streusel topping

  1. Add butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon to a small bowl. Mix together until the streusel forms a crumb like texture similar to wet sand. Set aside.

Glaze

  1. Add sugar and milk to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

Recipe Notes

This recipe has been updated 10/6/17 based on the comments below. I have tested it numerous times, added more butter and adjusted other ingredients for the perfect muffin!!

Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478.54 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.99g37%
Saturated Fat 14.64g92%
Cholesterol 90.65mg30%
Sodium 171.38mg7%
Potassium 134.21mg4%
Carbohydrates 62.5g21%
Fiber 1.02g4%
Sugar 37.95g42%
Protein 4.58g9%
Vitamin A 750.19IU15%
Vitamin C 0.17mg0%
Calcium 71.44mg7%
Iron 1.78mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Easy Breakfast, Easy Desserts, Muffins, Sour Cream Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins