For as long as I can remember, my mom has been making Holiday Coffee Cake at Christmas.
It’s a recipe she got from her mom and has been in the family for decades. The taste is SO nostalgic and takes me back to opening presents on Christmas morning while the Kenny G Christmas album plays in the background (+ eating the coffee cake, obviously).
And don’t get me started on the sweet cinnamon smell, especially as it’s baking in the oven!
Coffee cake isn’t ever my go-to, but this Holiday Coffee Cake tastes different than normal coffee cake. It’s lighter and sweeter at the same time. Disclaimer: it also has walnuts (they make it sooo delicious).
It’s a staple during holidays with the family – literally, I don’t think I can think of a Christmas without it. I’ve also started adding it to my Holiday Season Bucket List every year.
Coffee Cake Batter Mixture:
-3/4 cup margarine (softened)
-1.5 cup sugar
-1 pint sour cream
-1.5 teaspoon vanilla
-3 cups flour
-1.5 teaspoon baking powder
-1.5 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 cup water
Coffee Cake Topping Mixture:
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts
-1 cup brown sugar
-2 teaspoons flour
-Large mixing bowl
-Small bowl x 2
-Something to mix with
-Bundt cake pan
1: Leave margarine out to soften for about 30-60 minutes
2: While margarine is softening, mix all topping ingredients in a small bowl + set aside
3: In a large bowl, mix the softened margarine + sugar together
4: In the same large bowl, add in the eggs + sour cream + vanilla; MIX together
5: In separate small bowl, mix the flour + baking powder + baking soda
6: Add small bowl mixture to the large bowl mixture + stir (will be thick)
7: Gradually add 1/4 cup of water to make the mixture creamy
8: Grease the bundt cake pan
9: Add half of the batter into the pan
10: Sprinkle 2/3 of the topping mixture into the batter
11: Add remaining batter on top
12: Sprinkle remaining topping mixture on top
13: Bake in the oven @ 350F degrees for 45-55 minutes or until ready*
14: Let cool for about 20 minutes before removing from pan + enjoy!