Pecan coffee cake

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I swear to you this recipe is so good! The cake is crispy yet soft, and really easy to do, you don´t need any weird pan or anything. 

Everytime my sister and I make it it doesn´t last a day in the kitchen. It is the perfect coffee cake. 

Pecan coffee cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
For the cake:
  • 1 C unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C all purpouse flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
For the filling:
  • 2 tbsp all purpouse flour
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 C pecan nuts chopped
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter melted
For the cake:
  1. In a bowl, cream together the sour cream, butter and sugar until the mixture starts to rise and lighten in color. 

  2. Add in the eggs, one by one, beating after each addition. Then mix in the vanilla. 

  3. In a different bowl sift the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.

  4. Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter one, then stir in half of the buttermilk, then the next third of the flour, then buttermilk and the rest of the flour, so, alternating, starting and finishing with the flour mixture. 

For the filling:
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and pecan nuts together. 

  2. Add in the melted butter and mix until a paste like mixture forms. 

To assamble:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) 

  2. Pour half of the mixture into a rectangular pan, previously greased and floured, then spread over it half of the nuts mixture and run a wooden stick through it to combine just a little both mixtures.  

  3. Do step 2 again. 

  4. Bake at 350°C (180°F) aporx. until a wooden stick comes out clean when you insert it. 

  5. Once ready and completely cooled down, turn out and cut into squares. 

Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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