Whip This Delicious Recipe for the Holidays, delicious holiday recipe

Whip This Delicious Recipe for the Holidays

Fill your home with holiday cheer and the warm smell of cinnamon sugar with this delicious holiday recipe.

Looking for a great recipe to serve as you sip coffee around the fire this holiday season?  Then try baking up this delicious holiday recipe for sour cream pecan coffee cake.  This moist cake and crunchy, buttery crumb topping is sure to delight holiday guests of all ages.

Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake

Crumb Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 7/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Butter an 8-inch by 10-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the crumb topping ingredients (pecans, 1/3 cup white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter) thoroughly in a mixing bowl until all components are coated with butter, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. In another bowl, mix together butter and 1 cup sugar with a spatula until well blended. Add 1 egg and whisk until mixture is smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.  Whisk in second egg until thoroughly incorporated.  Add vanilla and sour cream; whisk together.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients; whisk until flour disappears (do not over mix).
  6. Spread one half of the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Scatter one half of the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the batter.  Top with the rest of the batter and spread carefully to evenly distribute, trying not to disturb the crumbs.  Top with the rest of the crumb mixture.  Very gently press crumbs into batter.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until a bamboo skewer comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Serve up this delicious holiday recipe and everyone will be asking for seconds!  We at Higgins Insurance Agency would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday.  If you are looking for insurance this holiday season, then contact us.  Our dedicated team is always ready to assist with your insurance needs.