So here we go with another coffee cake. The “Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel,” from Candace Floyd’s Little Everyday Cakes, qualifies as a moist, tender cake, topped with streusel. The cookbook’s author recommends eating this cake with your morning coffee, but I want to eat it all the time.

I grease my cute 8-inch square cake pan, then stick parchment paper onto that, greasing and flouring. I’m looking ahead to making this cake easy to remove from the pan once baked.

Stir together the crumbly, flaky streusel, scented with the coconut shreds.

The batter looks like white custard in the mixer.

My cake bakes high, but needs 55 minutes to bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.


Let’s thank the butter and the sugar and the sour cream for giving us a soft, moist cake. If this cake is “not too sweet,” as the author declares, that’s fine with me. The streusel delivers alluring sugary crumbles. And here’s the bonus: we also have a layer of streusel within the cake.

Now, do I taste the coconut? Not really. I know it’s there, and it provides a certain texture.

Allow yourself to be surprised by this cake.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for May 2021 were ~

Siren’s Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Snack Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel