Walnut Pear Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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

Got this off my Vanilla yogurt and thought what a great recipe. I need to try this. I love coffee cakes. Good for the family breakfast, brunch, or guests!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together; set aside.
  2. Toss pears in cinnamon; set aside Mix all crumb mixture ingredients together; set aside.
  3. Beat butter with an electric mixer.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla extract; add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add yogure and flour mixture alternately.
  6. Spread 2/3 in the bottom of a lightly greased 9" springform pan.
  7. Sprinkle half the crumb mixture over the batter.
  8. Layer pears over the topping.
  9. Gently spread the rest of the batter over the pears and top with remaining crumb mixture.
  10. Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until cake test done.
  11. Whisk together confectioners sugar, yogurt and cinnamon.
  12. Cool cake slightly if serving warm, or cool completely before drizzling with cinnamon glaze.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used two very ripe pears which was just enough to have a single layer of fruit and baked in a 9" square pan. Next time I may even try 3 pears for more fruit taste. I had candied pecans so I substituted those for the walnuts, which worked out fine.

Crunchy Numbers November 25, 2010

This was fantastic! We just loved the The cinnamon and brown sugar. It was very moist. Thanks for posting such a nice recipe.

gwynn November 08, 2006

Excellent coffee cake. I have to admit that for us it was just a cinnamon coffee cake, no pears or walnuts! While I love both, the other members of my family aren't too keen on them, so out they came. I made this with nonfat plain yogurt and added an extra tsp of vanilla extract, and subbed in soy flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. I also used 1 c Splenda for baking plus 1/4 c brown sugar for the sweetener. Tender crumb, sweet taste-- a lovely breakfast. Thanks for posting!

Heather U. December 26, 2004