My Basket ()

  • 4

  • 6862


Can I substitute buttermilk for sour cream in a coffee cake recipe if I increase the amount of flour?

Answer »
Kmack added about 3 years ago

You can, it helps if you add butter (3/4 C buttermilk 1/3 C butter), I'm not sure if an increase in flour is necessary. I've also substituted sour milk before with decent results.


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 3 years ago

I agree with kmack, you don't need to increase the flour. If the volume of buttermilk is identical to that of the sour cream, you also don't need to change the baking soda. Otherwise, the proportion should be 1/2 tsp. baking soda to 8 oz. buttermilk.

Abra Bennett added about 3 years ago

By doing so you will get a drier, more open crumb. If that textural change doesn't bother you, I agree with the others, there's no need to add additional flour.

Peanut added about 3 years ago

I"ve substituted buttermilk (homemade, lemon juice + milk) and also kefir for sour cream in coffeecake recipes with excellent results.

No need to email me as additional
answers are added to this question.