Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Zingerman’s Copycat)

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Zingerman’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe)

Have you every heard of (or had) a Zingerman’s Sourcream Coffeecake? This legendary coffee cake is one of their best selling products and has been a holiday tradition in our house for many years, always having one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. It’s also a popular gift that I’ve given many times and my recipients are always grinning from ear to ear.

Last year, we had a Sour Cream Coffee Cake crisis in our house as they were sold out (which has never happened before, by the way) so I had to come up with a recipe to save the day. This Zingerman’s Copycat Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe is so close, I can barely tell the difference. It is decadently rich, buttery & extremely satisfying.

Zingerman's Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe) Follow Me on Pinterest

Zingerman’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe)

Readers of this blog know that I am notorious for tweaking a recipe to death to try to make something somewhat healthier; however, this is NOT the recipe to start adjusting. I have tried many times and it’s just not worth it. In our house, we only order or bake this culinary masterpiece around the holidays so I stay with full on carbs (meaning no whole grain flours, sugar replacers, etc.) and just enjoy. If you decide to make this recipe, please use the highest quality ingredients you can find and share with friends.

Zingerman's Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe) Follow Me on Pinterest

Zingerman’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe)


By the way, after last years debacle, the fabulous people at Zingerman’s actually sent me a free coffeecake to make up for not being able to get one for our annual holiday tradition. This was completely unexpected and it really solidified my feelings of loyalty to this company. They care about their customers and I will always be a loyal purchaser of their quality products. There’s nothing like having a Zingerman’s treat delivered and my friends & family love them.

Thanks Zingerman’s :-)

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  1. Looks wonderful, and I couldn’t agree more. Some recipes just shouldn’t be altered! I’m working on a blog post about that right now!

    I’ve heard such wonderful things about Zingermann’s. They must be an amazing company to be so well known all across the country.
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  2. ooooh it looks amazing!!

  3. YUM! We were hoping to get to Zingerman’s when we were in Ann Arbor, but now I can try it at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Happy New Year!!!
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  4. That’s like my sugar cookie recipe — sometimes, you just gotta leave a recipe alone….a very tough thing for me to accept!
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  5. I love Zingerman’s! I actually live about 30 minutes from their bake shop and visit quite frequently. I love this coffee cake and can’t believe they were out! But they are an amazing company and I’m not surprised they sent you a free one. I was once sent a gift with a lot of chocolate which I’m allergic to and they gladly replaced it with something I could eat.
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    • Laura – You are one lucky duck. If I were that close to Zingerman’s I would be in big, big trouble. The experience you speak of does not surprise me at all – They are a great company that I feel good about spending my money with :-)

  6. I have been searching for a good sour cream coffee cake recipe! Thanks and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!!!!
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  7. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas my friend, this cake looks divine and perfect to dive into :D

    Happy Holidays
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  8. I’ve heard of this, but never had it – wounds wonderful. Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday!
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