Sunday, December 23, 2018

Pecan Coffee Cake

 I love when I can use my Holiday Tree Bundt pan!  Isn't the tree form pretty for Christmas time?  The tea set was one that my youngest son gave me years ago, and it's so pretty sitting on my coffee table.  the angel was gifted to me by a friend who passed away five years ago.  Reminders of friends always warms my heart.  

Yield: 1 bundt cake

Pecan Coffee Cake

I got this recipe from a friend, and it is so tasty, and perfect for brunch. I sprinkled some powdered sugar on to resemble snowfall, but I intend to make the glaze and pour on before serving.


1 package yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 - 4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup  oil (canola)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon butter extract

Streusel mixture:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon butter extract


Mix all cake ingredients on high speed of mixer for about  5 minutes.
Hand Mix in separate bowl the streusel mixture.
Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.  I used a spray that had flour in it, such as Baker's Joy.
Sprinkle bottom of Bundt pan with 1/4 c. streusel mixture.
Pour 1/3 of batter in pan, layer with 1/2 of streusel , then another third of batter, rest of streusel,  and final third of batter.
Bake 45-55 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, and then remove the cake from the pan.  Let cool. 
Mix ingredients for the glaze and pour over the cake. 

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Four year old Harper was in her school's Nativity performance, as a sweet angel.  I'm always happy to attend important events in my grandchildren's lives.


Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!  May God's grace and blessings surround you during this most special season.  

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Those little ones are so precious...just makes you want to hug them! Love that cake in the special pan. Merry Christmas sweet friend! Holiday hugs, Diane

  2. Kitty:
    What a fun pan to use. It looks like a Colorado and the mountains pan! Sweet, precious photo too. Merry Christmas to you.

  3. She certainly looks the part! ☺️ Your cake sounds wonderful and the cake pan gives the cake such presence! Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  4. What a sweet angel your Harper is. Yes, attending those special performances with family is precious. The angel gifted to you from your friend, is lovely. Love that holiday Tree Bundt pan cake; perfect for Christmas. Enjoy a beautiful Christmas, dear Kitty♥

  5. What a darling angel she is! I love your bundt pan and have been contemplating whether or not I need another one :) I don't of course, but it's so pretty! The pecan coffee cake recipe sounds delicious. Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  6. This cake sounds so delicious! I love your tree pan too. Your "angels" are adorable!

  7. May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

  8. Your sweet grandkids are angels without wings. I'm also loving your cute Christmas tree teapot! Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  9. Adorable Grands and pretty cake!Merry Christmas!

  10. The cake sounds scrumptious, I love pecans!! Sweet pics of your grands. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, Kitty!

  11. I do miss having the little ones in the family to be able to enjoy those precious holiday performances...they grow up so fast! Merry Christmas to you dear Kitty!♥♥♥

  12. Merry Christmas dear Kitty! Love to you and your family!

  13. Kitty, what a beautifully festive cake. I love your teapot. So adorable. ♥ xo

  14. That cake pan is awesome. I had no idea they even came in a shape other than the usual. Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  15. How delicious that cake, friend ..
    Thanks for recipe.

    Merry Christmas for your all family.
    Greetings from Indonesia

  16. Merry Christmas to you and those sweet angels! That cake pan is so festive! xo

  17. My dear friend - this sounds so terrific. I made something very similar for Ron to take to the nurses at dialysis and they gobbled it up! LOVE using a cake mix shortcut. Your Holiday Tree cake pan is just the ticket! Makes me smile just to look at it. Trust you enjoyed a wonderfully blessed Christmas day! We'll be in touch. XO

  18. The cake sounds great and I love your pretty tree bundt pan Kitty:@)

  19. Merry Christmas Week Kitty! I love seeing your little angels :) Your pecan coffee cake is beautiful in your tree pan and I adore your pretty Christmas tea set. ♥

  20. Oh, my word! I LOVE that Christmas tree bundt pan! I have never seen such a thing. It is just adorable, and so are those precious grands! Sending love and hugs to you and trusting God to bless you richly in the new year!

  21. Your cake was gorgeous - is it hard to get out?

  22. Hi Kitty,
    It is a time of the year when we reflect back on on friends passed and present. As we count our blessings going into the new year you are truly one of them and I sure hope to get together with you in 2019! Your Pecan Coffee Cake looks delicious and what a very special pan. Thanks so much for sharing your special talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and may you have a safe & prosperous new year!


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