Overnight Coffee Cake

"A great make ahead and bake in the morning coffee cake. Have had this recipe for years, but have no idea where it came from."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 coffee cake




  • Cream butter and add sugar gradually.
  • Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat.
  • Add sour cream and mix well.
  • Combine flour and next 4 ingredients.
  • Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan.
  • Combine brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Cover and chill 8 hours.
  • Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or til wooden pick comes out clean.

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  1. Tebo3759
    This is a good basic coffee cake recipe. It is always good to have one on hand. Like getting it done the day before it is needed too. Thanks Marie
  2. Courtly
    Very good coffee cake. I loved that I could put it together the night b4 then bake it in the morning. I cooked a brunch this morning for my Dad's employees and I served this along with some other nice breakfast dishes. Thanx for such a great recipe, I'll be making this again!
  3. Pumpkie
    I love the ease of this recipe and the fact that you can make it ahead. My topping did not come out crumbly like in the other pictures posted but tasted wonderful. I'm going to try it again and see if I get a crumbly topping.
  4. ladypit
    This was very moist and fluffy even with my using fat free sour creme and whole wheat pastry flour. I didn't use all the topping because it looked to me like there was too much when in fact I should have used it all. Nice taste. I made it around 4 pm on Christmas Eve and baked it Christmas morning. Thanks, Marie, for making Christmas morning easier!
  5. CountryLady
    I knew that I would enjoy this coffee cake since the recipe is very similar to my own - easy, moist & light! I only had 1/4 cup of pecans so I topped it up with walnuts and I used light sour cream. I also made a major deviation from the recipe - I assembled everything in the morning, baked at dinnertime & served for dessert with a cup of herbal tea (LOL). Thanx Marie!


  1. ChrisF
    Very delish!!!! A must if you have over-night guests and will serve breakfast in the AM. The smell is heavenly. Every one will get out of bed, without the wake-up call. Would be good to make up and serve along with a breakfast casserole. Make up both the night before bake and serve in the am. This coffee cake is easy, lite texture and moist. I put it together the night before, took it to work and baked it at the office. The boss and co-workers enjoyed it with their coffee break. This is a keeper! Will make this again anytime, over night guests or not! Note: I may try Cinnamon in the batter instead of nutmeg just as a change.



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