Maple-Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

From my mother's collection--she is a fabulous baker and cook. Everyone who samples her cake wants the recipe--here it is! A heavy, rich pound-type cake that is also good toasted and slathered with butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F.
  2. Lightly grease 10" tube pan.
  3. STREUSEL: In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon with a fork until crumbly.
  4. Stir in the walnuts.
  5. POUNDCAKE: Using an electric mixer on high speed, cream together the butter, pancake syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until well blended (the mixture will look curdled).
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition (the mixture will still look curdled).
  7. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour, beating just until blended and smooth.
  8. Spoon 1/2 the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle with 1/2 the streusel.
  9. Cover with remaining batter and streusel.
  10. Bake for 75-85 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it.
  11. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; loosen edges of cake from sides of pan.
  12. Carefully invert onto a wire rack; cool completely.
  13. Store wrapped airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Most Helpful

After recently making this cake and most definitely what I was looking for, it was amazing!! Easy to make.....and the aroma while baking is heavenly. I loved how this cake came out of the pan the size it was too! Hey! Indulge, and do yourself a favour you Maple syrup lovers out there......toast up a slice and compliment its flavour with a little butter. Mmmmm!!!!

rosbarry February 28, 2009