Traditional Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe

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SINCE this coffee cake can serve as dessert for the evening meal and a warm-up for breakfast the next day, we enjoy it often. It’s just the right size for my husband and me.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 233 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in raisins and 1/2 cup walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar and remaining walnuts. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake in Reminisce Extra May 2007, p52

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