November 19, 2014

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

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“Wait, I need to snap a quick picture before you polish this off.”

My guests swirled around the kitchen. I had a delicious buffet of treats and breakfast casseroles that I had made, but not one picture to show for it. Yes, sometimes being a food blogger has it’s crazy twists, but it’s a wonderful thing to have friends that embrace my bedlam.

I snagged the Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake right out from under their noses (what kind of mean host am I) and was able to snap a few quick pictures to show you this delicious Overnight Coffee Cake.


When I’m hosting a group for brunch, having a repertoire of recipes that I can make ahead of time is critical, since I am NOT the morning person I should be. Typically, the breakfast casseroles are easy to make ahead, but cakes and desserts are iffy. Not so with this great overnight coffee cake. I make up the batter the day before and then let it wait patiently in my fridge til morning.

It’s a perfect way to have a hot, fresh, out of the oven, coffee cake without the early morning hassle. Plus, this one has that pretty swirl feature that always makes people think you are all professional in your baking, when really, you’re not, and an easy “secret” ingredient. :)

Please note my little tip.

This cake can easily be made in a 9×13 inch pan. In fact, that is what I list on the recipe, BUT I love doing things in pretty pans. It just adds to the effect, but when you invert your cakes onto a plate from those pretty pans, you need to think ahead and make sure your topping is layered first in your pan before baking.

Obviously, I didn’t. Think ahead, that is. (Which is truly frustrating because I make this all the time. I wish I could tell you it was the early morning coffee cake brain, but I just admitted to making this the day before, so there really is no excuse.)

The great thing is that not one guest cared, nor even knew I made a mistake because when you are sipping coffee and enjoying this moist cake, no one is worried about how it should have been inverted.

Except you. So obviously, I am the problem. :)

Tons of ladies are heading my way this weekend for my (in)courage meet up, and this is on the agenda.

Why can’t pictures re-create themselves?

Do you need some more quick and easy brunch inspiration?

Try my my Easy Cream Cheese Danish,  as soon as possible.

Sausage Crescent Roll Recipe,   Elegant Pear Torte, Veggie Egg Casserole, Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole, Egg Dishes galore, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast, or my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat Cinnabon). All these recipe whip up very quickly, except the last, but if you are up for something super special, this is the culmination of all amazing cinnamon rolls.


Comments

  1. Heads up-it is redirecting to another site.

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  2. What would you substitute for the vanilla instant pudding? I won’t use it – too many chemicals.

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    Jen Reply:

    Homemade vanilla pudding is super easy, but then the consistency would have to be re-worked, so this may be one you’d have to experiment with or just pass on.

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  3. CAn you try the link again? I wonder if it was a fluke since it works for me now. Thanks so much.

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  4. oh and if it does it again, what site?

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  5. I”m going to make this for my 14 y.o. son who loves cinnamon anything, but will have to omit the pecans and coconut since he’s not fan of those.

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  6. That looks great! Just what I needed. I will be having three family members staying with me in a couple weeks.

    I love easy breakfast recipes, that can be prepared the night before. I do a lot of planning and prep work before guests arrive. I don’t like wasting our time together cooking for hours on end. Thanks for the great recipe! Hope your Thursday is wonderful~

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  7. I’m with Leah. Love the cinnamon and pecan, but will not use instant pudding.

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  8. I love that you can make this the night before!! Love!

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  9. Pretty! I am not a morning person either, so this is great!

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  10. That looks sensational! Pinning as a reminder to make this. Lovely post and photos. :)

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  11. I love anything I can make ahead! This is just perfect for guests or even for a weekend morning.

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  12. This sounds amazing! I just pinned this for the holidays.

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  13. If you make this cake the night before, do you have to let the batter come to room temperature before baking it or do you stick straight into the over chilled?

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    Jen Reply:

    @Nicole, I did not let it come completely to room temperature. I had it out for around ten minutes or so.

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  14. Same question as Nicole…?

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    Jen Reply:

    @Kyla, I did not let it come completely to room temperature. I had it out for around ten minutes or so.

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    Cheyenne Reply:

    @Jen, does this have to be made overnight or can it all be made in the morning???

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    Jen Reply:

    you can make it in the morning as well. :) Enjoy!

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