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Walnut-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This is my favorite coffee cake recipe. Moist, buttery and boxed-cake-mix simple, it’s also a favorite with family and friends. —Emajo Wilson, Allen, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  • In a large bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add cake mix and mix well. Beat in sour cream just until combined.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine the filling ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Top with remaining batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 422 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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