Arlene's Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
Arlene's Coffee Cake
Contributor Jamie Feldmar gave us this recipe for cinnamon and pecan-laced coffee cake; the original came from her grandmother's neighbor, and has been passed down through the women in her family. With a tender texture thanks to sour cream in the batter, it will stay moist for several days after baking, making it a great make-ahead dessert or breakfast.Farideh Sadeghin

Contributor Jamie Feldmar gave us this recipe for cinnamon and pecan-laced coffee cake; the original came from her grandmother's neighbor, and has been passed down through the women in her family. With a tender texture thanks to sour cream in the batter, it will stay moist for several days after baking, making it a great make-ahead dessert or breakfast. It first appeared with the web-exclusive story Arlene's Coffee Cake.

Arlene's Coffee Cake
This cinnamon and pecan-laced coffee cake owes its tender texture to sour cream in the batter, allowing it to stay moist for several days after baking.
Yield: makes one 9-inch bundt cake

Ingredients

  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 4 cups flour, plus 3 tsp.
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 300°. Grease a 9 12" bundt pan and set aside. Whisk 4 cups flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix well to combine. With the motor running, slowly add dry ingredients until smooth; set aside. In another bowl, combine remaining flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Starting and ending with the batter, layer in bundt pan with sugar mixture to form five layers. Sprinkle with pecans and bake 1 12 hours until a toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.