Coffee Cake

I ask myself, do I really have a part-time job? When I get off at 12 it seems to me that I have worked all day.   I’ve taught 4 classes and have seen 125 students. It is  nonstop for me and time just flies by.    My hours are 8-12, but at 12 it is just like I have another job!  I am busy to the point that I wonder what happens to my free afternoon.  With more time I find myself with less time to just relax!  It seems that I don’t have time to enjoy my front porch with a good book or eat lunch on my deck.  I haven’t plugged in my sewing machine in 2 years!  In the three years that I have had this blog many hours have been spent writing, planning, shopping , cooking, eating, and learning to use a camera.  Thank goodness that I do have a busy life.  What would happen to me without all this stuff to do????  Now for the recipe for this wonderful Coffee Cake that my sister-in-law gave me years ago that has saved my life for many showers, brunches, and for something sweet at 10:00 o’clock at night!

If you know me well, I don’t fancy using cake mixes very often.  This is an exception.  The coffee cake is easy, feeds many, and,  is exceptionally tasty!  I do love it right out of the oven, but it is great 3 days later.  Yes, it stays moist that long.  This is going to be your new favorite recipe to take to the lake for brunch, or to church, or just to have at home for the kids to snack on after school.  And I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now!  Enjoy!

Coffee Cake from Ken

Yield 15 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 Duncan Hines Butter yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk

Topping

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ( if using glass reduce heat to 325 degrees)
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch  dish.
  3. In a medium bowl mix  chopped nuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and melted butter.  Put aside.
  4. In a large bowl mix cake mix, eggs, oil, and milk for about 2 minutes with electric mixer.
  5. Pour half the cake batter in the 9x 13 in. dish.
  6. Top with half the crumb mixture.
  7. Pour the rest of the cake batter on top.
  8. End with the rest of the crumb mixture.
  9. Bake 45-50 minutes.
  10. Drizzle with a glaze of 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
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82 Comments

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82 responses to “Coffee Cake

  1. PATT DYAL SAUNDERS

    I ADORE A GREAT COFFEE CAKE! I LOOK FORWARD TO COOKING THIS! SOUNDS WONDERFUL.

  2. Shaughnessy Peacock

    I learned that if you use a glass pan, you reduce the heat in the oven.

  3. Taylor Jones. 1st period

    I learned that if you are using a glass pan, you have to reduce the heat of the oven to 325 degrees.

  4. Brooke Nail

    I learned that this coffee cake stays moist even after 3 days!

  5. Rachael

    I learned that the coffee cake will stay moist for many days.

  6. Amber Stevens

    I learned that in order to have a caramel center in the brownie you have to cook the bottom part first for 25 minutes then add the caramel and another layer of brownie mix and cook it for 30 minutes

  7. Anna Scasny

    I learned that this coffee cake can stay moist for quite a while and it is great for any occasion.

  8. Amber Stevens

    the coffe cake stays moist

  9. Victoria

    Through this recipe, I learned that you need to change the temperature depending on what type of baking pan you are using.

  10. desiree zepp

    this coffee cake tastes delicious right out of the oven as well as 3 days later

  11. Trish Jenkins

    This is an easy, simple, delicious recipe that you can take anywhere and it lasts long

  12. It stays moist for longer than 3 days and it is easy to bake.

  13. Jessie Miller

    it makes a great snack that will remind you of coffee.

  14. Not too big on coffee, but this sounds like it’d be good with a variety of other drinks

  15. Alexis Cleckley

    I learned that thiscake is really easy to make and it taste better3 days after you cook it.

  16. Hannah Wills

    I learned that you can leave the coffeecake out for 3 days and it will still stay moist. And it is very easy to make and you can take it to church.

  17. aubrey freeman

    The cake stays fresh for up to 3 days.

  18. Jonathan Pham

    I learned that is stays good for atleast 2-3 days

  19. Lexi Duncan- 2nd period

    I learned that coffee cake is a very easy recipe to make and it stays fresh for a while.

  20. brooke barnes

    this coffee cake is very simple and surves a lot !

  21. Lauren Ochoa

    I thought coffee cake had coffee in it but it’s made of cake.

  22. Avery Maurer

    You do the cake in layers. First you pour the cake mix and then crumbs and then you do that again!

  23. Maryana Rodriguez

    I learned that if you use a glass pan you have to reduce the heat.

  24. Eric Champion

    This recipe looks very tasty and its a great family dish just because it feeds alot of people.

  25. Nayra

    I thought that coffee cake was actually made out of coffee, you can use this recipe for almost anything for church, going to the lake or anything like that.

  26. Marlee King

    If you’re using a glass pan you need to reduce the heat.

  27. Rachel

    This recipe feeds many.

  28. haley!

    This cake stays moist for up to three days.

  29. Ana m

    I learned if you use a glass pan then you have to reduce the heat of the oven.

  30. Armand B.

    Something that i learned about this coffee cake is that it is very easy to make and it also stays moist for three days.

  31. amber amey

    “Top with half the crumb mixture.” I thought you should put it after you make it

  32. Victoria Falkner

    Most things you bake doesn’t stat moist. Knowing that this coffee cake stays moist for 3 days is amazing.

  33. Tori Chastain

    The brownies stay fresh and moist 3 days after it is made

  34. dakota ayers

    i learned that if you use glass then you need to reduce the heat so the glass wont bust inside the oven

  35. i learned how tomake coffee cake and how simple it is to make with few supplies

  36. brea west

    The cake stays fresh up to 3 days after the three days you must dispose of it.

  37. madison Langley

    Madison l. 3rd That coffee cake stays moist even 3 days after it comes out of the oven.

  38. carlie shaw

    it stays moist even after 3 days of when you first make it.

  39. Shelby Garner

    i learned that by using a glass pan you will have to reduce the heat.

  40. Cody 3rd

    I learned that coffee cake is easy to make and stays good for up to 3 days

  41. Paloma Ciranda

    The cake survives a lot, Glass pan reduces heat. Easy to make !

  42. Tori Attison

    I learned that when it comes to certain desserts its best to put in half a mix add extra ingredients then finish adding the rest of the mix. Sometimes patientence is needed while cooking!

    3rd

  43. I like how you explained how long to mix the ingredients, because often you are not informed and you just have to assume the time. That’s one thing I learned.

  44. curtis woods

    it is a great cake to bake for the family when wanting something that will last for more than one day.

  45. Miracle McDaniel - 3rd period

    Coffee cakes stays good and moist for 3 days!

  46. Never use aluminum foil, use parchment paper, so it’ll be easier to remove brownies from pan. And take brownies out of the pan before cutting.

  47. Emily Gilbert

    I learned that when making the cake, if you are using glassware, you need to preheat your oven to a lower temperature.

  48. Eric Rivera

    i learned that coffeecake are easy to make and it stays moist after 3 days.

  49. Nick Wise

    I learned that the coffee cake can stay moist for up to three days

  50. Nicholas

    the coffe cake can sty moist for a long time and when using glass use a lower cooking temperature

  51. Ashleigh 3rd

    The cakes will stay moist up to 3 days.

  52. reduse heat with different pans

  53. Keri Lawrence

    I learned that coffee cake stays moist out of the oven even after 3 days.

  54. Brandi Stampley

    I learned that this coffee cake can stay moist for quite a while and it is great for any party/dinner gathering

  55. taylor

    I learned that you can leave the coffeecake out for 3 days and it will still stay moist. And it is very easy to make and you can take it anywhere if you are using glassware, you need to preheat your oven to a lower temperature.

  56. Elizabeth Stevens 4th

    From reading this blog I learned that Coffee Cake’s are easy to make and taste wonderful out of the oven, they even stay moist for two to three days. Not only that but I learned that it feeds many people at one time.

  57. i learned that these coffee cake can stay moist for a long time!

  58. Breanna Swanson

    i learned that coffee cake can last up to 3 days after date of cooking it

  59. Luke McCowen

    I have learned that coffee cake will not go stale for quite some time.

  60. nestor gonzalez

    Wow it’s amazing that there still good to eat 3 days later I always thought that it’s better straight out the oven.

  61. Brian Morrison

    When using glass wear to reduce the temperture some.

  62. jasmine

    i learned that the cofee cake still stays moist after 3 days.

  63. hannah schuster

    I didnt know you put nuts in coffie cake, but it sounds really easily and yummy to make for an afterschool snack.

  64. Tiffani Willis

    I learned that the coffee cake is very moist up to 3 days

  65. cahlie edmondson

    i learn something new everyday. i didnt know when you use a glass pan that you have to reduce the heat in the oven.

  66. Dedriana Mims

    If you’re cooking with glass you should reduce heat by 25 degrees.

  67. Kailin

    I learned that if you are using a glass pan you preheat the oven differently, and this cake stays moist even after three days.

  68. khalista bester

    You are supposed to only pour half the cake batter in the 9x 13 in. dish.

  69. chance morris 4th

    I learned that this coffee cake can stay moist for quite a while and makes a great snack

  70. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

    I learned that you leave school at 12! Also that coffee cake would be a nice delicate desert to have at late times, and i doesn’t require that much hard work. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

  71. Lindsey Steinke

    I learned that you have to reduce/increase the heat for different pans.

  72. Danielle Summers

    The cake can stay moist for 3 days then you must throw it away. Coffee cake is easy to make and if you use a glass pan you have to reduce the heat.

  73. Alana Oliver

    I learned that this coffee cake stays moist even after 3 days

  74. Jonathan Goldthwaite

    i learned that not only that with a glass pan you can reduce the heat of the oven by 25 degrees but the flavors from the cake stays in the cake three days after baking which is rare in a cake recipe.

  75. Abbie Post

    I learned that it can stay moist three days later.

  76. not just one layer of streusel, but two–that’s twice the goodness! i work at the bakery from 6-12 and it definitely feels like i’ve put in a full day and then some, but i wouldn’t trade it for anything! :)

  77. Alana Oliver

    I learned that coffee cake is a very easy recipe to make and it stays fresh for 2-3 days.

  78. Tori Chastain

    Tthat this coffee cake stays moist even after 3 days

  79. Shane Woods

    I didnt know you had to greae the pan before you cook it

  80. jenny borges

    it was very good

  81. Amber G.

    The cake will stay moist 3 days later and you have to change the tempeature depending on the pan you cook it in

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