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Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Recipe

By Tammy Algood Published: December 1, 2014

  • Yield: 12 Servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup of the butter and 1 cup of the brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, blending well after each addition. Fold in the sour cream and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture, mixing at low speed until blended. Stir in 1 cup of the pecans and spread evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside. In the flour mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut the remaining butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks. Stir in the remaining pecans and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.
  3. Bake 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares and serving.

    About Author

    Tammy Algood develops for The Tennessee Magazine recipes that feature farm-fresh Tennessee food. Those fresh, local ingredients will always add cleaner, more flavorful foods to your table. We recommend visiting local farms and farmers markets to find the freshest seasonal produce. For more information about our recipes, contact Algood at talgood@tnelectric.org.

    1 Comment

    1. I made this cake for breakfast during Christmas. It took much, much longer than 50 min. for the cake to bake, and there was too much streusel topping. The taste is fine, but the recipe uses a lot of ingredients for the cake not to turn out. If I try it again, I will cut the streusel topping amount in half. Also, I may use less pecans in the cake batter. I had my hopes up about this cake, was disappointed, but in the end I liked the flavors. I recommend you try it but keep your expectations reasonable.

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