Saturday, February 2, 2013

You Need This Recipe! - Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

I received this wonderful recipe six years ago from an amazing woman and Christian sister, Kay. Her coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, and works beautifully for busy mornings. For the past three or four years, we have served it annually on Christmas morning, and we plan to continue the tradition. Everyone loves it! I have also made a gluten-free version with Pamela's Bread and Baking mix which always turns out splendidly.

Kay's husband is now, after her death, remarried to a delightful woman who is also one of my favorite people (he has the best choice in wives!), and we think of their wonderful family every time we make this recipe. Enjoy!

~ Kay's Make-Ahead Christmas Coffee Cake ~

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c, buttermilk
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten


1/3 - 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (opt.)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all coffee cake ingredients together and put in greased 9x13 baking pan**. Sprinkle with topping and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (more like an hour). After baking, drizzle with a frosting glaze made by mixing powdered sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla together to taste.


  1. Karen has a really yummy coffee cake recipe, too. And how sweet that you should post Kay's recipe on the weekend of her birthday. Miss you.

  2. Wow, I actually didn't know that that weekend was her birthday! What a wonderful "coincidence"!

    We miss you guys too!! :)

    When you do see Karen, please give her my love as well!


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