Rewind to the beginning of December. I see an icon pop up. It’s a Facebook notification. The outline for the month of December has just been posted to the Gay Lea Mom Ambassadors group.  Great, I think to myself.


Keen to get a head start on this month’s post, I read over the outline. The focus of this month is sour cream. Perfect.  I know lots of fabulous recipes that use sour cream. I can make up a casserole of Schwarties.

And then it hit me…

This month was suppose to focus on how to incorporate sour cream into desserts and other decadent dishes of the sort. Insert panic. 

Could I recall any great desserts that called for sour cream as an ingredient? Of course not.

After doing much thinking and a bit of research, I decided to whip up coffee cake muffins with an eggnog rum glaze. We had to include eggnog somehow… After all –  Christmas is only a week away!


Coffee Cake Muffins

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Gay Lea Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Gay Lea Gold Premium Sour Cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Eggnog Rum Glaze

  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • 3 tbsp eggnog


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugar and eggs. Beat on medium-high.
  4. Mix in sour cream and vanilla.
  5. Add in the flour, granulated white sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix on high. The batter may seem a bit stiff. This is fine.
  6. Using a knife, marble the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture into the batter.
  7. Spoon batter into lined muffin pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the “doneness” of the muffins.
  8. Place muffins on a cooling rack, and once they have fully cooled mix together the icing sugar, eggnog and rum in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over your cool muffins and let set.

** This recipes uses Gay Lea Gold Premium Sour Cream, which happens to be Gay Lea’s thickest and richest sour cream. Don’t fret it – if you cannot get your hands on this particular sour cream, as you can sub-in a regular cup of sour cream in it’s place.

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To celebrate all of the delicious ways you can infuse sour cream into fun recipes, Gay Lea is giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer (ARV $399.99), and 1-year of free Gay Lea products.

* Readers may enter across as many blogs as they want, however they may alone win on a single blog. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec). Giveaway ends December 31, 2014. Winner(s) please allow 4-6 weeks for shipment of prizing.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Mom Central Canada.

11 Comments on Coffee Cake Muffins with Eggnog Rum Glaze

  1. MyBitsandBleeps
    December 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite dessert to may for the holidays is apple crumble.

  2. Amber Y
    December 19, 2014 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    My favourite things to bake for the holidays is banana bread and apple cakes.

  3. Gord
    December 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I help my mom with her holiday baking. So everything we make together. My favourite is the lemon squares, so delicious!

  4. Olivia
    December 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Nanaimo bars are the must-have holiday treat in my house!

  5. Debbie W
    December 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Belgium cookies are always a hit.

  6. Tricia Cooper
    December 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite dessert to bake for the holidays is cheesecake!

  7. Josh S
    December 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like to make cherry cheesecake.

  8. Louise Gilbert
    December 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite things to bake for the holidays is fudge and no bake cheesecake

  9. julie_bolduc
    December 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I like to make magic bars

  10. Silvia D
    December 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm (3 years ago)

    candy cane cream puffs

  11. Moe Bwell
    December 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Apple Crisp


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