Sun is rising, shining through the front windows. Eyes open wide enough to read the recipe while sipping on my first cup of coffee. After placing the coffee cake in the oven, the smell of cinnamon swirls through the air.
I had to redeem myself from yesterday, so I decided to bake a cinnamon pecan coffee cake for breakfast this morning. Actually, when I mentioned “coffee cake” in my post yesterday, I have been craving for it ever since. Aren’t you suppose to satisfy cravings or they won’t go away?
I don’t remember where I found this recipe, it’s cut from a magazine and pasted on an index card. I have had it my file for years. You probably have all the stuff you need. Here’s the ingredient list:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TB cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp milk
Preheat the oven to 325. In a bowl, mix butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, flour and baking powder, individually. Stir in sour cream. Mix for two minutes on medium speed.
Grease and flour a 10″ cake pan or springform pan. I love the springform pan! Whoever invented this pan is awesome. I hardly have any recipes to where I actually use it, but when I do, I get excited. Spoon in enough of the batter to cover the bottom.
Mix the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the topping over the batter.
Cover with the remaining batter.
With a knife, run through the batter to make a swirl effect. I went up and down, side to side, etc. Sprinkle with remaining topping.
Bake for 55-60 minutes. When a toothpick inserted comes out clean, let it cool for 15 minutes. In the meantime, make the glaze. Mix together the powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. If using a springform pan, unlock the pan and place it on cake stand, cake holder or counter. (I love that!)
I used a bottle with an icing tip to drizzle the glaze on, but you can use a ziploc bag and cut the corner tip.
Spongy, airy, a little sweet and delicious. Definitely satisfied the craving.