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Sour Cream Muffins

by Adina 06/06/2020 16 comments

sour cream muffins and a vintage pot of tea
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Perfect sour cream muffins, suitable for any occasion. You can have them plain or you can decorate them as cupcakes.

Sour Cream Muffins - Where Is My Spoon

These sour cream muffins are our favorite muffins: soft and tender, with a perfect crumb, sweet and light tasting, easy and quick to make. I discovered them a long time ago, and baked them more often than I can count.

They are so good, you will not need any topping or filling at all, even when eaten plain, these muffins are incredible!

split muffin on a little plate

How to make?

Not only they are some of the best tasting muffins I have ever had, these sweeties are also very easy to make, easier than the usual muffin, I would say.

I mean, making muffins generally is really not difficult, but sometimes people (me included) tend to over mix the batter and that is known to be quite bad for muffins, muffin batter should be stirred just long enough to mix the ingredients and you should stop before it is too late, even though there would be still floury clumps in the batter.

Otherwise they will lose their airiness and softness and become quite chewy.

Well, you will not have this problem with this batter. This is not your usual muffin mixture, it is more of a sponge mixture, so you can relax a bit when you stir them.

golden cupcakes on the rack and on a small plate


  • Preheat the oven.
  • Line a 12-muffin tray with muffin paper cases.
  • Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk with a hand-held mixer until the batter is smooth.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Leave to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from the tray and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
  • That’s it!
batter for muffins, unbaked and baked

How to decorate?

You can serve the sour cream muffins as they are or lightly sprinkled with icing sugar.If you would like to make cupcakes, they are the perfect base for them.

You can decorate them any way you like. You could try the following:

So if you want to bake some muffins or cupcakes soon, I totally recommend you to try these, you will love them, I am sure. And be creative with the frosting on top, I would love to hear what kind of frosting you like best.

little muffins on a cooling rack

More easy muffin recipes

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Apple and Cinnamon Muffins with Oil

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin

Chocolate Cherry

Banana Muffins with Oats and Oil

Strawberry and Yogurt

cupcakes and a pot of tea on the table
sour cream muffins and a vintage pot of tea

Sour Cream Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Perfect sour cream muffins, suitable for any occasion. You can have them plain or decorate as cupcakes.


  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz/ 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft (See note)
  • 150g/ 5.3 oz/ ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 190 g/ 6.7 oz/ 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125 g/ 4.4 oz/ ½ cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-muffin tray with muffin paper cases.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk with a handheld mixer until the batter is smooth. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the oven, they are ready when lightly golden. Leave to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from the tray and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
  4. Serve plain sprinkled with icing sugar or decorate with any frosting you like.


Take the butter out of the fridge a few hours before baking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.


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Thao @ In Good Flavor 03/12/2015 - 04:35

These muffins sound wonderful, Adina! Some things just don’t need to be fancy schmancy and are perfect just the way they are.

Adina 03/12/2015 - 08:26

You are so right, Thao. 🙂

Chris Scheuer 03/12/2015 - 11:39

I love sour cream coffee cake so I have a feeling I’d really enjoy these as well. They look so moist!

Adina 04/12/2015 - 07:33

Sour cream coffee cake? That sounds great, I hope I find it on your blog, Chris. 🙂

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 03/12/2015 - 13:39

How did you know I have a thing for both sour cream and muffins, Adina? Sour cream IN muffins? Heck yes! I bet these would be really good with a bit of homemade jam! Love these, my dear! Cheers to a beautiful day!

Adina 04/12/2015 - 07:32

I am glad you like them, Cheyanne. I was actually thinking to put a bit of jam in the muffins the next time I bake them.

[email protected] 04/12/2015 - 01:27

These muffins really do look like they have the perfect texture!! 🙂

Adina 04/12/2015 - 07:34

Thank you, Christin. 🙂

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 04/12/2015 - 12:36

This is such a brilliant idea. I would have never though of adding sour cream to muffins. SO much yes to these classic beauties. These look awesome, Adina.

Adina 04/12/2015 - 14:44

Thank you, Anu.

Monica 05/12/2015 - 01:30

What a great recipe…I love the short ingredient list and I would totally whip them up and enjoy them just plain for myself. As for my son, he would be with your kids as far as icing and topping (gummy bears sound so fun!). They look super tender!

mjskit 05/12/2015 - 04:09

These muffins look like that would just melt in your mouth! I don’t think they need any frosting, just a dab of jam and I’m set.

[email protected]'s Recipes 05/12/2015 - 16:39

I love the tender and light crumb of these muffins.

Kate 08/12/2015 - 00:05

I’m with you, unadorned muffins are much more tempting. They look so crumbly and perfect!

Lyn McDonald 16/09/2019 - 12:06

Made these yesterday but just using half the amount for 6 cakes …… they were soooo lovely , light as a feather …. even nicer when re-heated and cold custard poured over for a yummy desert …..

Adina 16/09/2019 - 21:12

Thank you so much for the feedback! My favorite muffins, there are no other muffins I baked as often as these ones.


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