Sunday, January 18, 2015

Budapest Coffee Cake

I have shared this in the past, however, since it was one of my favorite coffee cakes I will share it again!

I first tried this cake in Oregon at my sister's home.  She made it during the holidays and she also shared the recipe with me.  It is such a moist cake since it has sour cream in it.  I also love the layers with the filling of cocoa powder, cinnamon and brown sugar.  I chose not to have nuts added to the filling since everyone in my family does not like them.

So here is the recipe:

3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cocoa
3 tablespoons currants or finely chopped raisins (I skipped this step)
1 cup toasted walnuts

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups sour cream, room temperature


1)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch Bundt pan. Set aside.
2) To make the filling: Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and cocoa in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly. Stir in nuts and currants or raisins. Set aside.
3) To make batter: Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Cream butter in bowl of an electric stand mixer, using paddle attachment. Add vanilla and sugar and beat on medium speed for a minute or two. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each until just incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl, as necessary, to keep mixture smooth. Beat at high speed until mixture is light and creamy, about 1 minute. Turn mixer to low speed. Add dry ingredients in three additions and sour cream in two additions, beating only until smooth after each addition.
4) Spread a thin layer of batter in bottom of prepared pan. This will be easier to do if you use a small spoon to drop batter into pan and then smooth it together. Top with 1/3 of nut mixture. Repeat until you have 4 layers of batter and three layers of nut filling. The top layer will be batter. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.

Now enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee!

Thanks for visiting!  


  1. Yummy!! This looks wonderful. I will be making this for sure. :-)

  2. Oh, my, Kelly!! This looks so good! Darn having to be on a diet! Ha! Enjoy some for me!! I'm saving it for the future. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

  3. Wow that looks great! I'm pinning this one. :)




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