Coffee cake with pecans

Coffee Recipes

We always enjoy having a snack with a cup of coffee and something sweet. So it’s time for cake. And because nuts are something tasty, we have a recipe for a lovely coffee cake with pecans for you. So grab your stuff and get to work! 

Ingredients coffee cake:

For a 25 cm cake tin (or similar cake tin), you need the following ingredients:

• 200 grams of flour 

• 6 grams of baking powder (approx. 1.5 tsp) 

• 200 grams of soft butter (tip: choose salted butter!)

• 200 grams of brown caster sugar

• 4 eggs

• Pinch of salt

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 60 ml strong coffee or espresso

• 60 grams of pecan nuts, chopped, plus extra for garnish

• 175 grams of icing sugar

How to make the coffee cake:

• Preheat the oven to 175 °C.

• Grease the mold. If you have a cake tin, you can also line it with baking paper to make it easier to remove later.

• Mix the butter with sugar until very smooth.

• Separate the eggs and add the egg yolks to the butter-sugar mix; mix well until very light.

• Add the pinch of salt and vanilla extract and mix briefly.

• Make another bowl fat-free and mix the egg whites into a firm foam. You should be able to invert the bowl without the whipped egg whites falling out.

• Quickly and briefly fold the egg white foam into the batter.

• Finally, add the finely chopped nuts and 60 ml of coffee or espresso.

• Pour the batter into the cake tin and place it in the middle of the oven.

• Bake for about 60 minutes. The cake is ready when a skewer comes out clean.

• Let the cake cool down, remove it from the mold, and cool further on a wire rack.

• In the meantime, make the icing by mixing the icing sugar with the 30 ml of coffee.

• Pour the icing over the cake. Please note: you must cool down the cake entirely; otherwise, the icing will run off immediately. Place some pecans on the cake as a garnish, and you are ready to serve this beautiful coffee cake!

Delicious with a cup of coffee or tea

Of course, this cake goes well with a good cup of coffee or a nice glass of tea. And whether you serve it after a brisk walk or during a spirited meeting, you can be sure that everyone will be ready to continue afterward. Enjoy it!