Sour Cream & Pear Coffee Cake
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Sour Cream & Pear Coffee Cake

Coffee cake with sliced pears arranged in pinwheel fashion makes an eye catching treat for brunch, breakfast or tea.

20 min
1 hr


Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 pears,  unpeeled, sliced 1/4-inch

2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, if desired


1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sugar


 *Substitute 1 (16-ounce) can pear slices in light syrup, drained.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan, pie pan or round cake pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Whisk 1 cup sour cream and eggs together in another bowl until smooth. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread into prepared pan. Arrange pear slices in pinwheel fashion on top of batter; sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar in bowl. Serve as topping with warm coffee cake.

Tip #1

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6Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
160Sodium (mg)
35Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  September 30, 2014

This cake is fabulous. I pushed the pears into the batter and added a few on top. I didn't make the sour cream didn't need it. The cake is so moist and flavorful. Best part is it's super easy and quick. I will be making this cake again soon!! Would like to try it with peaches or apples on top too.

— says Beth
  January 27, 2013

Absolutely delicious, light and satisfying. Everyone at the table asked for the recipe! I only sprinkled cinnamon on top. I added some extra pears and pushed them down. The cake baked over some of the pearsand inside the pears were surrounded by the cake - beautiful & tasty. Went really fast!!!!!

— says Joan
  September 13, 2011

Everyone loved the look and it tasted good but I did add cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top and I may add nutmeg in the cake next time.

— says AnnMarie M.
  October 24, 2008

I made this for my church youth group and there was none to take home so you could say it was a big hit

— says Angela
  September 21, 2008

This cake is so moist and delicious. I would definetly make it again. My family loved it.

— says Noreen
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