Saturday, February 18, 2012

Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

I can't say much about this cake recipe except that I made it for my dad's birthday and I got good reviews from both him and my mom.  They don't usually tell me that something is good unless they really like it. I didn't even take any pictures of it before I wrapped it up and sent it off to their house.  I'll  have to make it again and taste it myself.  The recipe comes from  I have already gotten a request for it so I will definitely be making it again. It is pretty easy to make.  

Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake
Ready In:  50 Minutes
Servings:  12


2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Pecan Topping:

½ cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted


1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
2.      In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in sour cream, and then beat in sugar.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.  By hand, fold in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.  Spread batter into prepared pan.
3.      To make the Pecan Topping.  In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon.  Stir in melted butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle over cake batter in pan.
4.      Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack, and remove foil.


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