Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

As a little girl my mother use to make this for a treat on Sunday evening.  The appeal of coffee cake is the contrast between the moist cake and the streusel topping.  I have added pecans to give an extra crunch and different taste to the coffee cake I make for my family.

From what I can gather this is called coffee cake because so many adults ate a piece while drinking a cup of coffee.  My preference is a tall glass of cold milk with my piece of pecan cinnamon streusel coffee cake.

Enjoy this old family favorite.  From my home to yours.

Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I made this recipe in my food Processor.  Only one thing to wash and clean up.  Simple and easy.

Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Topping

1 cup pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
1 teaspoon of water

Place pecans and sugar in food processor.  Pulse for 6 pulses until finely ground.

Add flour, cinnamon, salt and pulse until combined.  About 6 pulses.

Add butter and water and pulse until butter is fully incorporated and mixture begins to clump.  About 10 pulses.

Set aside.

Coffee Cake

1 2/3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 large plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9 inch baking dish or spring form pan.

In food processor place flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Pulse  5 times.

Add butter and pulse until small pieces of butter remain.  About 21 pulses.

Add milk, egg and yolk, and vanilla.  Pulse until all ingredients are moist and combined.  About 5 pulses.

Pour into prepared baking dish.

Sprinkle streusel topping on top.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.  Let cool and ENJOY!

Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake



29 thoughts on “Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

  1. I love coffee cake it’s probably one of my favorite treats that I give myself. This one looks delicious and I like anything that has pecans on it.

  2. My mom always made coffee cake growing up, and I remember thinking for years that it had coffee in it! Haha Love that you have added pecans to it, sounds so yummy!

  3. Mmmm this sounds absolutely delicious. I’ve been thinking about cooking something up like this. You gave me the perfect inspiration.

  4. BB’s gotta get herself a food processor. Then again, my waist is saying maybe not. ; ) Gracias for another great recipe.BB2U

  5. Wow. I think this is the first coffee cake recipe I saw using a food processor instead of a mixer. It does look so moist and delicious, I will have to try making this too.

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