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Maple Walnut Coffee Cake Featured 2

Maple Walnut Coffee Cake

Course Desserts
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Author Marsha Maxwell


  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping
  • Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Mini Whisk, 18/8 Stainless Steel, 6-Inches
  • KitchenAid KSM180QHSD 100 Year Limited Edition Queen of Hearts Stand Mixer, Passion Red
  • Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick 21 x 15-Inch Mega Baking Pan
  • Bakers Joy Cake Pan Spray 2 Pack


Streusel Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 100g packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 31g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 31g finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2g cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons 43g butter, melted

Coffee Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups 250g all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon 4g baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon 3g baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon 3g table salt
  • 1/2 cup 100g packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 62g chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Extra Strong Coffee
  • 1/2 cup 120ml maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup 120ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered milk
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon 5ml maple extract
  • 1 small container 8 oz., 1 cup, or 227g sour cream

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 63g powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons 30ml maple syrup


  • Allow the eggs, and sour cream to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan with cooking spray.
  • Make the streusel: Combine the brown sugar, flour, finely chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and melted butter with a fork in a small bowl. The mixture will be crumbly.
  • Make the cake batter: Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk together the maple syrup, oil, powdered milk, eggs, coffe, and maple extract in a small bowl. Slowly stir in the sour cream.
  • Using a spoon, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Spoon the first half of the cake batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel over the cake batter.
  • Slowly spoon the rest of the batter on top of the streusel. Spread the batter throughout the baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes (or until the cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.)
  • Make the maple glaze: Combine the sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl. Blend the sugar and maple syrup together. The glaze should be thin enough to pour over the top of the cake. If it's too thick, add a little warm water, one teaspoon at a time, until you have a pourable glaze.
  • Once the cake is baked, let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake.
  • Cut into squares or wedges and serve.


If you would like, you can swap out pecans for the walnuts and create a maple pecan coffee cake.