This recipe for Overnight Coffee Cake is so simple. Mix it up the night before and bake it in the morning. This coffee cake tastes so good! It has a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. This recipe was given to our family from my Aunt Jean. She was a supreme baker in the family. Everything she made tasted so delicious and it made her house smell so good. It would draw you out of bed and into the kitchen for a slice of this cake, warm from the oven.
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. buttermilk * see note below
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 3/4 c. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour in the buttermilk and mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Add this to the creamed mix and beat well. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Set aside while you make the topping.
Combine brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of this mixture over cake batter. Take a knife and cut through the batter to marble it in. You don’t want to mix it in just run the knife through the batter to swirl sugar and cinnamon mixture through the cake batter for a marbled effect.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly over the top of the cake without cutting it in to the batter. Cover the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap, or if your cake pan has a lid, you can use that. Place the pan in the refrigerator.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
Take the coffee cake out of the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap or cover. Place the pan on the center oven rack and bake for 35-45 minutes or until cakes tests done with a toothpick.
Serve warm from the oven with a dollop of whip cream or a scoop of ice cream.
- 1 c. whole milk
- 1 Tbs. vinegar
Mix the milk and vinegar together. Allow this to sit for 5 minutes before adding to the cake batter. The milk will look curdled, but this is how it is supposed to look. It will give your coffee cake that delicious flavor.