Night Before Christmas Coffee Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by senseicheryl

This recipe was given to me by a friend from work. I have not tried it yet. Her emails had tons of cakes listed. I am going to post the interesting sounding ones. The email had a link to the website where this recipe is From the kitchen of Kay Smittle.

Top Review by my3beachbabes

This was a delicious coffee cake! It smelled really good while it was baking... I will be making this again for Christmas! Thanks for posting. Made for My 3 chefs 08'

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the Cake

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cup milk, warm
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast (dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • For The Topping

  • 23 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (or margarine)
  • 12 cup nuts (or maraschino cherries, candied red or green cherries)


  1. Cream together sugar and butter. Then add eggs, milk, 1 package of yeast (2 tablespoons bulk yeast) dissolved in 3 tablespoons of warm water, flour, salt and vanilla. Beat all of these ingredients together. Then set dough aside and let it rise, until double in size.
  2. When your coffee cake dough has risen to double the size (this may take about 2 hours) put it in a 9x13" greased pan and spread with topping.
  3. To make the topping: Combine sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and nuts (you can use maraschino cherries or candied red and green cherries if you don't like nuts).
  4. Place in a cold oven and leave it in there overnight to rise.
  5. The next morning turn oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1/2 hour. Take out and serve warm.

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