Thursday, December 30, 2010

What's For Breakfast? Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Pecans

Yesterday I had a craving for Coffee Cake and I was in the mood to bake so I pulled together a few Coffee Cake recipes and here is what resulted.

For Cake
1/2 cup soften butter
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sour cream or vanilla yogurt

For Filling/Topping
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, chopped into small pieces

In a large bowl (or using the kitchen aid) cream together the butter, applesauce, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until fluffy.

Add vanilla to the sugar mix.

Add eggs, one at time.  If you are using the Kitchen Aid, just add one at a time.  If mixing by hand, add an egg, stir, repeat for until all four eggs are incorporated.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add about a fourth of the flour mix to the sugar mix.  Then add about a fourth of the sour cream (or vanilla yogurt) to the sugar mix.  Repeat until all the flour and sour cream have been added to the mix.

To make the topping/filling, combine the pecans, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cold butter in a dish.

In a greased 9x13 inch cake pan or a bundt cake pan, spread about 1/3 of the cake mix, then top with 1/3 of the pecan mix.  Repeat two more times.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes.

Doesn't that look delicious?  It has a nice nutty and cinnamon flavor and crumbles a bit when you stab it with your fork.  Make this Friday morning so you have a nice Coffee Cake to wake up to on New Years Day!


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