Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This recipe for Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake fills your home with the fragrant scent of cinnamon. What a wonderful way to start your weekend! This butter cake is a cinch to make. We’ve swapped out caloric sour cream for protein-rich Greek yogurt. Baked in a Bundt pan, this cake has a nostalgic flare.

And we have the European-style coffee to go with it. Dash out for a visit while your cake cools.

Check out the Pastry Chef’s Tips and Tricks below to make and bake your Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake with a professional touch.

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake


  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, chopped , plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • icing sugar for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Place pecans on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  • Toast pecans for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  • Prepare a 10-inch Bundt pan with butter and a little flour.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Next, place the 1 cup of butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl.
  • Beat at high speed for 5 minutes until well combined.
  • Add one egg and beat. Continue to add the other eggs one at a time.
  • Add the flour and Greek yogurt alternatively in three additions, beating for 1 minute between each addition.
  • Add 1/3 of the batter to the pan.
  • Combine the pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Place half of the mix over the batter.
  • Add another 1/3 of the cake batter to the pan and top with the remaining pecan mixture.
  • Scoop the rest of the cake batter into the pan and smooth with a spoon or flat spatula.
  • Place the cake in the oven and bake for 55- 60 minutes.
  • Set the cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning it out of the pan.
  • Once cool, sprinkle with icing sugar


Pastry Chef Tips & Tricks For Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

What is a Bundt cake?

A Bundt cake is a type of butter cake baked in a Bundt pan. At its most basic, the Bundt pan has a tube in the centre with swirled decorative fluted edges. This creates a large hole in the centre of the cake. Today, Bundt cakes come in endless varieties of whimsical designs.

The name comes from the German word “bundkuchen”. Kuchen means cake, and bund means gathering.

What is special about a butter cake?

A butter cake is a type of cake which uses butter and the creaming method to add sugar to butter. Sugar molecules create air pockets in the butter, which helps the cake aerate. This gives it a lighter crumbs texture, especially when combined with eggs and baking powder.  However, butter cakes are still sturdy and easy to cut. A Bundt cake is a classic style of butter cake.

What is the best creaming method technique?

Start with room-temperature butter when you are making your Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake. You can use a bowl and a hand mixer or a bowl and an electric stand mixer. If you are using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.

Once you add the sugar, set your mixer to medium-high speed. You’ll want to cream the mixture together for at least 5 minutes. Be sure to turn off your appliance and scrap down the sides of the bowl between creaming. This will ensure all the butter and sugar are creamed well.

How to Grease a Bundt Pan

Use room temperature butter to grease your Bundt. Make sure to grease well along all the ridges. Then, sprinkle in a bit of flour. Swirl and tap the pan so the flour adheres to the butter. Next, flip the pan over and knock out the excess.





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