Cooking with Katie

The Best Coffee Cake. Ever.

I’m not kidding when I say that this is The Best Coffee Cake. Ever. Ever. EVER! Not even Tasty Cakes coffee cakes come close to this!

What makes it The Best Coffee Cake. Ever. you may ask? Well, I think that it’s the combination of the fluffy, moist cake, the crunchy pecans, and the chewy topping. It just makes so much darn sense when you think about it! There’s also something about this cake that’s incredibly comforting. It should’ve been there with me during all of my sad moments….when Finn broke up with Rachel…when Finn took Quinn to prom….when Jesse came back…..and kissed Rachel…………………………funny how all my sad moments revolve around Glee, huh! Well anyway, if you’re a Gleek or not, you still NEED to make this coffee cake! It’ll change your life.

The Best Coffee cake. Ever. (The Pioneer Woman)


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 c scant sugar (this just means a little less than a full cup)
  • 3 c flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 c whole milk
  • 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c pecans, chopped

Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

Alternate between pouring the milk…..

….and the flour mixture with the mixer on low speed. Otherwise, you’ll end up with milk and flour all over you!

Don’t over beat the mixture! Just mix it until it looks like this.

Then, use your handy-dandy immersion blender (or a hand-held mixer) to whisk the egg whites until they’re stiff.

Fold the egg whites into the batter. This will really help with the fluffiness of the cake.

Combine all the topping ingredients together and pour the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Top with the topping and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

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  1. I love how yours has such a thick layer of crumb topping on it. That’s my favorite part. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cake up.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 1 month ago
  2. Lisa,
    The crumb topping is my favorite part, too! I linked this recipe to your website a couple of minutes ago! Thanks so much for inviting me!:) Happy Baking! Katie

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 1 month ago

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