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Glazed Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

My husband and I work outside the home so we only have time for from-scratch breakfasts on the weekends. Our daughter enjoys slices of this coffee cake around the clock!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons milk


  • In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, egg, vanilla and remaining sugar. Add flour mixture; beat just until moistened.
  • Spread half of the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups walnut mixture. Spread with remaining batter; top with remaining walnut mixture. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over coffee cake. Serve warm if desired or cool on a wire rack.

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  • ellimaye1
    Jan 16, 2019

    I made this, and it lasted 2 days. I reduced the sugar to 1 cup total (1/2 cup for the batter, 1/2 cup for the filling), and it was still plenty sweet. I was in a hurry and forgot to make the glaze, but it was still delicious. It would taste good with raisins so I will try that next time.