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Walnut  Orange Coffee Cake Recipe

Walnut Orange Coffee Cake Recipe

My sister gave me this recipe about 40 years ago, and I still make it often. Whenever I take it to a gathering, there's rarely a crumb left - everyone loves the delightful orange flavor. -Janice Satanek, Hermitage, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a small bowl, stir oats and orange juice until softened; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture alternately with oat mixture. Stir in walnuts and orange peel. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, orange peel and juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in coconut and walnuts. Gently spread over warm cake. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until the topping is bubbly. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 614 calories, 32 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 413 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.