Super Moist Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Moist Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe



2 cups toasted pecan halves

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup almond flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons salt

8 tablespoons butter, cubed, slightly chilled

2 teaspoons water

Cake Batter

11/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons butter- divided, cubed and slightly softened

3/4 cup half n half or whole milk

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon creme bouquet*optional


  1. In food processor with steel blade, pulse together 10 seconds toasted pecans and brown sugar.
  2. Add flours, cinnamon, salt, pulse 5 seconds.
  3. Add cubed butter and water, pulse until mixture clumps together.  Remove streusel from processor bowl, set aside.

Cake Batter

  1. With one tablespoon of butter, grease and flour 9″ springform pan.  Set aside on baking sheet.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees convection or standard.
  3. In bowl of processor fitted with steel blade, add flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, process 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add 7 tablespoons cubed butter to flour mixture. pulse 8 seconds.
  5. In mixing cup, add half n half, eggs, extracts, stir to mix, add to batter. Process 5- 8 seconds to blend.
  6. Remove batter from bowl, divide in half, spread one half in bottom of springform pan,
  7. Add half of streusel to cake batter top, building up sides with streusel around the edge of the pan, then fill in center.
  8. Add remaining half of batter on top of streusel, add remaining streusel. Cover with foil and place cake pan on baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes then remove foil.
  9. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.  Check to see if center is done, if not bake additional 10-15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven. Allow to cool 15 minutes, remove ring cool 1 hour or up to 2 hours.


  1. Cover the top of the cake with foil during first 35 minutes to keep streusel from burning. Remove after 35 minutes to brown and crisp streusel.

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