Kahlua Coffee Cake

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Coffee cake always reminds me of grandmothers and childhood.

Simple and moist, these cakes are generally layered with cinnamon and nuts, then topped with a crumbly crust. Casual, yet decadent.

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Coffee cake is the perfect cake to nibble while sipping tea or coffee at grandma’s kitchen table, pouring out your adventures (or whoas) from the day.

This rustic utilitarian style treat provides unassuming comfort that feels like a warm hug.

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Growing up, it seemed every church or neighborhood event would inspire someone to bring a coffee cake. Usually a sweet elderly lady.

I don’t think anyone would have ever refused, and they were always gone by the end of the event.

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Nowadays I crave coffee cake when I’m feeling down, or need to get something off my chest. Just a taste makes me feel at ease, as if grandma were still around to listen to my problems.

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Today’s variation is a simple sour cream coffee cake with a surprise element… Kahlua coffee liquor glaze.

I layered the cake batter in a pan, sprinkling a cinnamon-pecan mixture between each layer of batter. Then I mixed the last of the pecan mixture with a little butter and flour to make a crumb topping.

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After the crumble is sprinkled over the top, the Kahlua Coffee Cake bakes into fluffy tender layers of goodness with a crusty surface.

As if that weren’t enough, a sweet Kahlua glaze is drizzled over the top to seep down into the cake, creating pockets of boozy coffee essence!

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Kahlua Coffee Cake is a marvelous treat to serve as a naughty breakfast or brunch, as an after-school snack, or as a casual dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Or… serve this Kahlua Coffee Cake like grandma would have, with a cup of coffee (or cold milk) and a big hug.

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21 comments on “Kahlua Coffee Cake

  1. cookbook queenposted May 9, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply

    I am a sucker for a great coffeecake. This looks so cozy!!

  2. Lizposted May 9, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply

    Sounds so delicious. Thank you.

  3. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 9, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply

    I wish I had this with my coffee this morning ;)

  4. Heather Christoposted May 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    I am obsessed with coffee cake, and this Kahlua just takes it over the top!

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted May 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply

    This is next level coffee cake! I’ll take mine with a huge scoop of ice cream please!

  6. Mariaposted May 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Looks so moist and delicious! 

  7. Jenny Flakeposted May 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply

    How fabulous is this?!  Mmm!

  8. Marla Meridithposted May 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm Reply

    Wow! Kahlua in coffee cake….so blissful!

  9. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted May 10, 2016 at 10:42 am Reply

    This looks so moist and delish!! I’d love a slice right now.

  10. Jenny Flakeposted May 11, 2016 at 9:10 am Reply

    This is soooo calling my name!  Gorgeous!!

  11. Rachel @ Rachel Cooksposted May 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply

    The layers in this are calling to me!

  12. Jessica - The Novice Chefposted May 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm Reply

    YES! Can not wait to try this!

  13. [email protected]posted May 13, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

    A warm hug is such a good way to describe coffee cake. LOVE the layers too!

  14. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 13, 2016 at 10:07 am Reply

    If you need me, I’ll be making this for brunch this weekend! Such a great idea!

  15. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted May 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm Reply

    My mom always had a coffee cake on hand for company, it would be so fabulous to have a good recipe on hand for just such an occassion!! This crumbly crust looks off the hook!

  16. Deborahposted May 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply

    That crumb!!

  17. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted May 16, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply

    Oh my gosh- this is the best “adult” coffee cake- what a great idea for a brunch with friends :)

  18. Sandy @ REposted May 16, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    Wonder if it’s okay to just eat the top off. LOL Looks divine, Sommer. Perfect for a weekend brunch!

  19. Emily @ Life on Foodposted May 17, 2016 at 5:03 am Reply

    Oh this looks so good. I had coffee cake every Sunday at college. It reminded me of home. 

  20. Cassie Sueposted May 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I made this, and my guests loved it! Hubby prefers my other coffee cake (I think the pecans were throwing him off) but loved the idea of making it “adult” so needless to say we are inspired. Thanks Sommer!

    Rating: 5
  21. Iolaposted May 21, 2016 at 2:46 am Reply

    Looks delicious! I wonder if chopped hazelnuts could be subbed in for the pecans. Then it would be a hazelnut coffee cake!