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Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

I love this cake from my Aunt Suzie—especially the nice moist texture and sweet surprise of the brown sugar-nut mixture inside. It's decadent with a cup of joe.—Michelle Eder, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • COFFEE CAKE:
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix walnuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add egg yolks. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  4. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  5. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with walnut mixture. Pour in remaining batter. Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Editor’s Note: For easier removal of cakes, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 540 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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