Rating: 3.49 stars
390 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 118
  • 3 star values: 130
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 11

These moist and flavorful coffee cake muffins can be enjoyed any day of the week.

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Ingredients

For the Muffins
For the Streusel Topping

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare streusel topping: In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles large coarse crumbs; refrigerate until ready to use.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffins: Butter and flour a jumbo 12-cup muffin tin (or two 6-cup muffin tins). In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. With mixer on low, beat flour mixture into butter mixture.

  • Divide half the batter among prepared muffin cups. Top with half the streusel mixture, then remaining batter, and top with streusel. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Reviews (24)

390 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 118
  • 3 star values: 130
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
This is my favorite muffin recipe of all time. I love it, and when I make it for others, the muffins disappear in a heartbeat. I make regular size muffins, so 24 baked for 18-22 minutes.
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
What worked was the flavor. Mine was not in any way greasy. I messed up because I put the butter in cold and the cold sour cream. I had to wait for the butter to soften, or if I had mixed the butter and sugar first before adding the sour cream it would have worked. I hadn't wanted to wait for room temp butter. I read once that softening butter in the micro breaks down the fat and makes your baking greasy. I didn't have enough batter to fill up the jumbo size muffin tins so I was wondering if that was a mistake, but I think it wasn't they just are supposed to be filled up it looks like by the picture. The two that I filled up were much bigger than the picture shows. I will definitely make these again. And I liked using the jumbo tins.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2014
There is way too much fat in this recipe. Between the butter in the cake, crumbs and the sour cream... When they are done, there is a greasy film on your fingers. They are good, but I would like to experiment with decreasing the fat. I wonder if that would help the problem of the sinkhole in the middle and the crumbs falling into the dough. It happens every time I make these. If I can't figure it out, I may move on to another recipe.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
These muffins are perfect! Not sure about people having problems, maybe they didn't follow the directions? I use standard muffin tins with liners & they come out perfect every time!
Rating: Unrated
12/16/2013
Yikes, 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of butter per muffin. Way too much fat.
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2013
These muffins are not worth the time required. The streusel melts (which means it's not a streusel), needs more cinnamon for flavor, greasy due to melted streusel. Will not be making again.
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Rating: Unrated
10/17/2012
These are officially my favorite muffins. I add a cup of natural applesauce and it turned out incredibly moist. I lined the jumbo cupcake pans with parchment paper and they look great.
Rating: Unrated
11/08/2011
My crumble also melted. They are tasty but I will continue to look for a good coffee cake recipe. The were not quite what I expected.
Rating: Unrated
08/15/2010
I used nonfat plain yogurt instead of sour cream and they tasted great! I didn't have jumbo muffin tins, so I used an 8x8 pan and they came out good.
Rating: Unrated
01/12/2010
great muffin...very tender and caramely...the recipe made fewer muffins then it should have as another poster said but really great!
Rating: Unrated
09/21/2009
Did anyone have problems with their crumbs melting? My beautiful crumbs were gone! Any suggestions?
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2009
I just made these this weekend for a group meeting, and everybody loved them! I layered the streusel throughout the muffin batter, and it gave it a lovely sweet-buttery taste all the way through. I also made a second batch, only this time I added craisins and it was delicious! Great bake!
Rating: Unrated
12/21/2008
Hello Samantha, that's true, there isn't any coffee in coffee cakes, it is just named "coffee cakes" coz it's good when it is eaten w/ coffee...I've learned this in my baking class...
Rating: Unrated
12/21/2008
did i missed something? the name of this recipe is COFFEE cake muffin, but there is no coffee in the recipe, anything wrong?
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2008
I've baked this twice cos everybody raved about them. I doubled the cinnamon and it tasted just right. I see myself baking this again and again. Btw, I reduced the sugar by half.
Rating: Unrated
11/02/2008
I added twice the amount of cinnamon for the crumbs and they were delicious. Watch out as the cinnamon is listed in the ingredients, but NOT mentioned in the actual recipe!!! Maybe that's why your muffins came out bland.
Rating: Unrated
09/29/2008
Mine turned out pretty bland and yes the jumbo tins definitely gave a better result. If I were to ever make these again I would cut back on the salt and add apples or coffee or something to give them a little more interest.
Rating: Unrated
09/26/2008
Cake was bland and flavorless. Would not recommend. I'm going back to the tried-and-true Bisquick recipe.
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2008
Neenoh, I had the same problem. I made the recipe twice and they did not turn out at all! I know my baking powder and soda are not expired, so that's not it. Also, no way did the butter mixture ever get "light and fluffy"...If I add the sour cream later, would that work? Arrg! Somebody help!!
Rating: Unrated
07/18/2008
After reading all the great reviews on these muffins I could'nt wait tomake them well I made them today and they did'nt raise up very well.What could I have done wrong ? THEY SEEMED TO SINK IN THE MIDDLE please help.( they tasted pretty good but did't look good.
Rating: Unrated
06/21/2008
these were sooo good. After I started making the muffins I relized I had no sour cream so I substuted whipped cream cheese and it turned out great!5 stars!
Rating: Unrated
04/27/2008
These muffins turned out great, but using my Wilton muffin pans it only yielded 9 muffins. There was not enough batter for 12.
Rating: Unrated
04/26/2008
These muffins were delicious!
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2008
Delicious but your must use jumbo muffin tins. The smaller sized tins aren't suitable for this muffin recipe.