Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 cups plus 2 additional Tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 2 Tablespoon cold butter - cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup pecans - chopped
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
I loved this coffee cake and it got glowing reviews from everyone who tried it. I adjusted the the recipe slightly (reflected in ingredients above) from how it was originally submitted in 2004. To assure moistness, I added an additional egg yolk in with the 2 eggs. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla. With those changes, this coffee cake turned out fantastic. (Recipe tested and photographed in November 2013.)

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

How To Make A Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9-inch pan (or two 6-inch round pans) and dust with flour.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour. Cut in the butter with your fingers until mixture is the consistency of coarse wet sand. Stir in the pecans, and set aside.

In a large bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder. Stir in the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Cut in the shortening until evenly distributed.

Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir gently with a spatula until just mixed and moistened (batter will have tiny lumps).

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan(s). Sprinkle two-thirds of the pecan mixture over the batter in the pan. Pour the remaining batter into the pan, and sprinkle the remaining pecan mixture over the top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes - until a knife inserted into the coffee cake comes out clean.

Making a Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Note From Recipe Submitter:

My wife made this for brunch the other day and it got a great response. It made the whole house smell like a bakery.

A cinnamon coffee cake with layers of pecan and brown sugar inside and on top.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank KennyRogers for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Cinnamon Coffee Cake?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.

From B&B girl
Rating (out of 5):  

Cake smelled wonderful but was dry.

Comment submitted: 10/20/2007 (#3805)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom cribizen (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

It was so good, I doubled the recipe the next time I made it and froze one. Always nice to have something on hand for that unexpected company.

Comment submitted: 10/15/2007 (#3773)

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