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Orange Coffee Cake

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Orange Coffee Cake Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Orange Coffee Cake

Orange Coffee Cake Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
It doesn't matter whether you serve this Orange Coffee Cake for breakfast or along with coffee or tea in the afternoon just as long as you serve it. No one will be disappointed with this moist and tasty Orange Coffee Cake.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 24 Servings

Ingredients:

  • Coffee Cake:
  • 18-ounce yellow cake mix
  • 3 ounce package instant lemon pudding mix
  • zest and juice from 2 oranges, divided
  • less than 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 11 ounce can Mandarin oranges, drained
  • Cooked Orange Glaze

Preparation:

Coffee Cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 9x13 pan. Set aside 1/2 orange zest. With a hand mixer, combine rest of coffee cake ingredients in a large bowl. Mix on low at first and then on medium for 2 minutes. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle with topping mix. Bake for 35 to 43 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes and then drizzle with Cooked Orange Glaze.

Topping:
In a medium bowl with a pastry blender or two knives in scissor fashion, blend butter, sugar, rolled oats and spices until crumbly. Hand stir in reserved zest, nuts and orange slices.

Serve Orange Coffee Cake warm with coffee or tea.

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