Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe

Friends and family will love this dessert recipe with a steaming cup of coffee. The coffee cake is prepared with sour cream and butter for a moist texture, and features cinnamon and chopped pecans for lots of flavor.

From the Capper's Farmers recipe archive
Fall 2018

  • Pecan Coffee Cake
    Pecan Coffee Cake, made with butter and sour cream, is moist and delicious.
    Photo by Getty/Manyakotic
  • Pecan Coffee Cake

Yield: 16 servings

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  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and remaining granulated sugar. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In another large bowl, sift together the sifted flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to blend.
  6. Add half of the sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat to combine. Add the remaining sifted ingredients, and beat until blended.
  7. Pour one-quarter of the batter into each of the prepared pans. Sprinkle each with one-quarter of the pecan mixture, then cover with half of the remaining batter, and top with half of the remaining pecan mixture.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center of cakes comes out clean.

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