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Glazed Cinnamon-Nut Coffee Cake

With its simple glaze and tasty layer of raisins and nuts, this buttery coffee cake tastes just like a popular store-bought variety. I found the recipe in a church cookbook. —Maxine Winternheimer Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk


  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup pecans, sugar, raisins and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, eggs, butter flavoring, vanilla and remaining pecans; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour half into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Carefully spread remaining batter over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter flavoring and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over coffee cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 499 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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