Overnight Coffee Cake

Easy treat to get ready for tomorrow morning: Overnight Coffee Cake

Yield: 14 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Overnight Coffee Cake


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugars. Add eggs and milk and beat until combined. Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk. Beat at low speed until blended well, about 4 minutes. Pour into baking pan. Refrigerate overnight.

3. The next morning... preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle coffee cake with 1/4 cup melted butter. Combine sugar, nuts and nutmeg, and sprinkle topping on top. Bake 30 minutes or until top is a rich, golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes and serve warm.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

3 Responses to “Overnight Coffee Cake”

  1. postedDec 18, 2010 10:21 PM
    Dana P.

    I am not sure if I am reading this incorrectly, but I have what may be a stupid question.

    I am trying to determine at what point would I add the topping. Do I put it on the top right before baking, or should this be mixed in with the other dry ingredients?

    • postedDec 19, 2010 7:13 PM

      @Dana P., Yes, sprinkle on after the melted butter. Happy holidays!

  2. postedDec 19, 2010 7:15 PM
    Dana P.

    Wow…I totally see it in the instructions now…guess I should stop browsing recipes late at night.

    Thank you and Happy Holidays to you as well!

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