“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.

First posted 2013,

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