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Cinnamon Walnut Swirl Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee cake makes any special breakfast even better. Featuring a sweet cinnamon nut swirl, this attractive tube cake will make your holiday brunch table memorable.
Makes: Makes 16 servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare fluted tube pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In small bowl, combine filling ingredients; set aside.

Step 3

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla extract; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beating after each addition until just combined.

Step 4

Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with filling. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Using thin knife, drag through batter to swirl cinnamon mixture into filling.

Step 5

Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 6

In small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and enough milk to drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with additional walnuts.

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finely chopped walnuts

¾ cup finely chopped walnuts (plus additional for garnish)

dark brown sugar

½ cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)

ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

all-purpose flour

2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

baking soda

½ teaspoon baking soda


½ teaspoon salt


1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar


5 Eggs

sour cream

¾ cup sour cream

confectioners' sugar

1 cup confectioners' sugar


2-3 tablespoons milk (as needed)




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