Overnight Coffee Cake

Overnight Coffee Cake – our go-to Christmas morning breakfast! Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, buttermilk, butter eggs, pecans. Assemble the cake the night before and bake in the morning. This is SOOO good! We make it every holiday! #coffeecake #breakfast #cinnamon #pecans

Overnight Coffee Cake - our go-to Christmas morning breakfast! Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, buttermilk, butter eggs, pecans. Assemble the night before and bake in the morning. This is SOOO good! We make it every holiday!

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Christmas morning is always crazy hectic. We never have time to make breakfast before the presents start getting ripped open! This Overnight Coffee Cake is a great way to have a home-cooked breakfast without the fuss on Christmas morning. I got this recipe from my Mom. She swears by it and now I do too. The cake is made the night before and refrigerated until morning. It takes about 30 minutes to bake. Bonus – the house smells wonderful while it is baking! The cake is so moist and delicious. Perfect for hectic weekdays and holiday mornings.

How to Make Overnight Coffee Cake

This cake is very easy to make. Using a hand-held mixer, mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Pour the batter into a baking dish. Mix together brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the cake. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove the dish from the refrigerator, preheat the oven, and bake.

  • To make Homemade Buttermilk combine 1 cup of milk with 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or 1 Tablespoon of Lemon juice. Let the mixture sit until it starts to curdle, about 5 minutes.
  • You can bake the cake right away if you don’t have time to let the cake sit overnight.
  • Feel free to use walnuts or omit the nuts altogether if you aren’t a fan.
  • Can substitute pumpkin spice seasoning for cinnamon.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container. The cake will keep 2 or 3 days on the countertop.
Overnight Coffee Cake - our go-to Christmas morning breakfast! Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, buttermilk, butter eggs, pecans. Assemble the night before and bake in the morning. This is SOOO good! We make it every holiday!

What to Serve with Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is crazy good! We love all the yummy cinnamon flavor and pecans. This goes great bacon, eggs, hash browns. We usually eat this for breakfast but we’ve also been known to heat up a slice for dessert with a little vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Here are a few of our favorite breakfast recipes that go great with this yummy coffee cake:

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Overnight Coffee Cake

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Overnight Coffee Cake – our go-to Christmas morning breakfast! Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, buttermilk, butter eggs, pecans. Assemble the night before and bake in the morning. This is SOOO good! We make it every holiday!

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • cup butter , melted
  • 2 eggs

Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Combine first 7 ingredients; add buttermilk, butter and eggs. Beat at low speed of an electric mixer just until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 9×13-inch pan.
  • Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over batter. Cover and refrigerate 8-12 hours.
  • Remove cake from oven. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.

Notes:

  • To make Homemade Buttermilk combine 1 cup of milk with 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or 1 Tablespoon of Lemon juice. Let the mixture sit until it starts to curdle, about 5 minutes.
  • You can bake the cake right away if you don’t have time to let the cake sit overnight.
  • Feel free to use walnuts or omit the nuts altogether if you aren’t a fan.
  • Can substitute pumpkin spice seasoning for cinnamon.
  • Store the cake in an air-tight container. It will keep 2 to 3 days on the countertop. 

Steph

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  1. They have come a long way with gluten free flour. Do you think it would work with that? Not sure if the sitting overnight would effect it? Or is it just as good to make & bake right away?

    1. I have never cooked with gluten free flour, so I am not sure how this would turn out. Sorry! If you try it, please let's me know how it turned out. 🙂

  2. Greetings and Merry Christmas Steph,
    Wondering how you adjust your recipes that called for the 18oz version cake mix as the base for the recipe. The new reduced size of 16oz. sure makes a mess or our older recipes..

  3. Question….I've got kids with all nut allergies….think it would turn out ok if the topping didn't have the nuts? Sounds yummy and easy during this busy time!

  4. This is so smart! I always have the best of intentions to make a breakfast treat for Christmas Day, but I very rarely follow through.

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