BEST Coffee Cake 

– ¾ cup butter* softened, could sub with dairy-free butter sticks (I like Earth Balance) – 1 cup granulated sugar – 2 large eggs – 2 cups all-purpose flour* – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1 teaspoon ground ginger – 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon salt – 1 cup sour cream* could sub with unsweetened coconut milk – ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar – ½ cup chopped pecans – 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


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Cook time: 50 min

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prep Time

20 min


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Looking for the BEST Coffee Cake Recipe? Our Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Pecan Topping is just delicious! This very easy to make batter is topped with the most delicious cinnamon pecan topping. Prep the batter the night before, it smells heavenly baking on Christmas morning.

Why you’ll love this recipe? – This cinnamon coffee cake is a delicious way to start your Christmas morning. – It’s also incredibly easy, and can be made the night before to save time. – The top is covered in a crunchy pecan topping which adds an extra layer of flavor and texture. – Baked in the oven, this cake will fill your house with the most comforting scent

What is the difference between coffee cake and cake? Coffee cake is a bit denser than traditional cake, as it typically uses baking powder instead of baking soda for a more moist texture. Coffee cakes are often flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon or other spices, such as cardamom or ginger.


Why is my coffee cake so dry? If your coffee cake is too dry, it may be that you used too much flour in the recipe. Make sure to measure the flour carefully and not heap it when measuring. You can also adjust the amount of liquid in a recipe if needed. Too little liquid or not enough fat will make a cake dry. If possible, try adding an extra tablespoon of butter or oil to the batter.


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