Elegant Coffeecake Recipe - Delicious and Nutritious

Elegant Coffeecake

Elegant Coffeecake Recipe - Delicious and Nutritious
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes | Servings: 8-10


Elegant Coffeecake
Elegant Coffeecake

This elegant coffeecake recipe is a delicious and indulgent treat that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. The combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts creates a rich and flavorful cake that is sure to impress your guests.


Coffeecake has been a popular dish for centuries, with variations found in many different cultures around the world. This particular recipe is a classic American version that has been passed down through generations.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and nutmeg. Add salad oil and mix well.
  2. Remove 0.5 cup of this mixture and set it aside. Add cinnamon and nuts to the reserved mixture, and save it for the topping.
  3. To the original mixture, add egg, buttermilk, and soda. Pour the mixture into a cake pan and spread the frosting mixture on top.
  4. Using a knife, make cuts through the frosting to allow it to seep into the cake.
  5. Bake the cake at 375°F (191°C) for 35 minutes.


  • Add dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries to the batter for added sweetness.
  • Substitute the walnuts with pecans or almonds for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to properly mix the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients to ensure a smooth batter.

- Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can result in a tough cake.

- Use a toothpick to check for doneness - if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this coffeecake warm with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful breakfast or dessert.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to properly grease the cake pan to prevent sticking.

- Use a sharp knife to make the cuts in the frosting for a beautiful presentation.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute with regular milk mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.

- You can use vegetable oil or melted butter instead of salad oil.

Make Ahead Tips

This coffeecake can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this coffeecake on a decorative cake stand for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This coffeecake pairs well with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for a few seconds until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this coffeecake contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of this coffeecake contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this coffeecake contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of this coffeecake contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This coffeecake is a good source of iron and calcium.


This recipe contains nuts and dairy.


This coffeecake is a delicious treat that is relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, but also provides a good amount of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


This elegant coffeecake is a delicious and indulgent treat that is perfect for any occasion. With a rich and flavorful combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts, this cake is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a joyful one. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl learning the ropes of cooking in my grandmother's kitchen. She was a wonderful cook, known far and wide for her delicious creations, and I was lucky enough to be her apprentice.

One day, as we were preparing for a family gathering, she pulled out a tattered old recipe card from her collection and handed it to me with a twinkle in her eye. "This," she said, "is a recipe for Elegant Coffeecake. It's a family favorite, passed down through generations. I think it's time you learned how to make it."

I eagerly took the card and studied the ingredients and instructions. It seemed like a simple enough recipe, but my grandmother assured me that it was all in the technique. She guided me through each step, showing me how to knead the dough until it was smooth and elastic, how to layer the cinnamon-sugar filling just right, and how to create a perfect crumb topping.

As the coffeecake baked in the oven, filling the kitchen with a warm, sweet aroma, my grandmother and I sat at the table, sipping tea and chatting. She told me stories of how she had learned to make the coffeecake from her own grandmother, and how it had been a staple at family gatherings for as long as she could remember.

When the coffeecake was finally ready, we sliced into it and served it to our family members. The taste was like nothing I had ever experienced before - tender, buttery dough filled with cinnamon and sugar, topped with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping. It was truly elegant, just as the name suggested.

From that day on, Elegant Coffeecake became a regular feature at our family gatherings. I would make it for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, always following my grandmother's careful instructions. Over the years, I perfected the recipe, making it my own with little tweaks and additions here and there.

As I grew older and started a family of my own, I passed the recipe down to my children, just as my grandmother had done for me. It became a tradition in our household, a symbol of love and togetherness that we shared with friends and loved ones.

Now, as I look back on those days in my grandmother's kitchen, I am filled with gratitude for the gift she gave me - not just the recipe for Elegant Coffeecake, but the love and knowledge that she passed down through the generations. It is a reminder of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories and traditions that will last a lifetime.

And so, whenever I bake a batch of Elegant Coffeecake and share it with my loved ones, I am reminded of my grandmother and the joy that cooking and sharing good food can bring. It is a legacy that I am proud to carry on, knowing that I am continuing a tradition that has been cherished in my family for generations.


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