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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel Recipe
Sour cream keeps the cake rich and moist, and the thick layers of cinnamon and cocoa streusel are chock-full of walnuts. Baking this cake in a tube pan helps the thick batter to bake evenly. Use a butter knife or small offset spatula to swirl the streusel deep into the center of the cake. Wrap well and store up to three days. It also freezes excellently.