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Nutty Lemon Coffee Cake

One morning about 20 years ago, a neighbor invited me over to help her "taste" this new recipe. Now every time I make this delicious coffee cake, it reminds me of my good friend in back in Ohio.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, mix sour cream and extracts.Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture. Mix well. Spread half in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle half over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter on top; sprinkle with remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.

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  • eyeglass
    Aug 13, 2013

    This coffee cake is very delicious. Took it to church and it went fast. Recommend it highly.