Maple Nut Coffee Cake w/ Cream Cheese Glaze

Do we still DO coffee cake??

These marvelous little cakes used to be served when company stopped by for coffee and tea. Women used to serve a variety of these gems at parties and socials….

Please tell me we haven’t become too busy for all of that???

In hopes of reviving the good ole-fashioned coffee cake….I’m sharing my Maple Nut version!

It’s simple, tasty, and company pleasing.

So have a social, or take some over to your neighbor. It’s the right thing to do :)


2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar (divided)

3/4 cup oil

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (divided)

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon maple extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2/3 cup chopped pecans

4 tablespoons melted butter

4 ounces cream cheese- softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 1 cup of the brown sugar, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon.


Measure out 3/4 cup of this mixture and set it aside.

In the remaining mixture, make a well in the center.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, sour cream, maple extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until smooth. Pour this mixture into the center well in the other bowl.

IMG_2804-1Stir until well combined.

IMG_2805-1Spread the batter into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.

Combine the reserved flour mixture with the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and chopped pecans. Add the melted butter and stir until combined and moistened.

IMG_2807-1Sprinkle evenly over the cake batter and give a slight press to make sure the topping adheres to the batter.

IMG_2810-1Place the cake in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are golden.

While the cake bakes, place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar. Stir in the vanilla and milk until thoroughly combined. If necessary, add a little more milk to get a drizzle consistency.

When the cake has cooled slightly, cut into small (hahah LARGE) squares and serve with a generous drizzle of the cream cheese glaze.

IMG_2865-1Take a look at THAT!!! Make time for it….Trust me

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

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3 Responses to Maple Nut Coffee Cake w/ Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. Carleen

    My gramma was always making a coffee cake for some reason or another. I do have her signature coffee cake recipe. Seems people have become too busy to make something as easy as a coffee cake…and then share it with others. Thanks for this yummy sounding coffee cake recipe. I overdosed on maple flavor once when I made maple bars for my husband. He still loves them. I just might try this out for him :) And then the girls at my veterinarian’s office love ALL treats I take them (they are right up the street). I am retired and recently moved across the country so I haven’t had occasions to go out and meet friends here. But the veterinarian office staff always tell me to remember them as they are “only 5 minutes up the road!”. Thanx again for all your hard work! :D

  2. Coffee cake was always a part of our house. When we had guests, after dinner mom would serve what she called “coffee-and.” It meant we were having coffee and a dessert, usually coffee cake!

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