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Cinnamon Coffee Cake


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice


Preheat oven to 350°F.; Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan; set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside. In a separate bowl cream together butter and 2 cups sugar. Add eggs to creamed mixture, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla to creamed mixture and blend well. Alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar and finely chopped pecans. Spoon a layer of batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle a portion of the nut mixture onto the batter; cut into the batter with a knife. Repeat layers until all batter is used, ending with the nut mixture on top.
Bake at 350°F. for approximately 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan; turn out onto a cake plate and drizzle powdered sugar glaze on top.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk or orange juice. Stir in additional milk or orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time until glaze is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1/2 cup.