Overnight Coffee Cake for Overnight Guests

    Posted by  ·  February 28, 2017

    If you are looking to save time, this overnight coffee cake, makes a perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. We had house guests this week and it was so nice to have this coffee cake ready to pull out of the refrigerator and bake in the morning! This coffee cake has all the flavors you love and is light and fluffy. The secret is the topping and the icing. It is indulgent and makes it taste extra special. The recipe comes together quite easily too. Here is a list of great make ahead breakfast recipes you will love. If you like breakfast recipes, you must make my shake and pour pancake recipe.  It makes a great gift for a new mom, a friend who is struggling, or gift it just for fun! ….. and drum roll please for the best quiche ever recipe.  This one does not disappoint and can be made ahead for a easy breezy morning. It even freezes!

    Overnight Coffee Cake

    Overnight Coffee Cake


    Overnight Coffee Cake Recipe


    • 3/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sour cream


    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla


    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt, add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour into a greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking dish.

    In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; sprinkle over coffee cake. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

    Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

    Overnight Coffee Cake

    Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Combine powdered  sugar, vanilla and milk. Drizzle over warm coffee cake.

    Overnight Coffee CakeEnjoy!

    It is always nice to have a quick bread for guests to snack on! This easy banana bread is super moist and delicious. It starts with a cake mix so it goes together extra quick.

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    1. anne
      Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
      Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm making it for the second time! Delicious!
    2. Dan
      Monday, May 4th, 2015
      Looks yum.......but......is it just me but......How can a "coffee" cake not have coffee in it????????
    3. Mrs Edwards
      Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
      I was surprised with the name of it, we in tse UK call a cake coffee cake when we put coffee in the cake and not for coffee time if you see what I mean. My husband didnt like it warm as he felt there wasnt much flavour so he has put it in the fridge and will let me know tomorrow if he likes it or not. I liked the cake but I think it is too sugary.
    4. Ginny Driscoll
      Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
      Where is the "print" button. Maybe I missed something, but can't find it. Do not want all pictures, just the recipe. Thanks
    5. Grammy Gigi
      Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
      Would love to print this, but don't see the option. I definitely don't need all the pictures. Any help?
    6. areej
      Monday, March 23rd, 2015
      Thanks.. it looks yummm .. but,is there a substitute for the sour cream ,pleaze
    7. Doaa
      Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
      can I substitute the butter with oil ?
    8. Sierra
      Sunday, August 17th, 2014
    9. Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
      Coffee Cake without all the wait?? Sounds perfect for weekend brunch! This weekend is getting better and better. Thanks a bunch!
    10. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
      I love overnight cakes....so easy! This one looks delicious...can't wait to try it : )
    11. Sunday, April 29th, 2012
      Overnight coffee cake looks delish! Will have to give it a try.
    12. Cheryl
      Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
      I have used this exact recipe for about 20 years--it is the best!!
      When I'm short on time, I have baked it right after mixing without the overnight refrigeration. It turned out fine.
    13. Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
      I think I need a pan like that...
    14. Thursday, April 1st, 2010
      Made this last night for our home group and it was SO FABULOUS!

      My husband said, "I think we found our breakfast cake!!" as we've been on the search for a breakfast cake to begin some traditions for special occasions such as birthdays & holidays! Thank you SO much for sharing!!
    15. Jessica
      Monday, March 29th, 2010
      I made this a few weeks ago while my mother in law was visiting and it was great! Now my father-in-law is in town and I made another batch - this time I swirled in some raspberry jam. Yum!
    16. Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
      Love your Polish pottery =)
    17. Sunday, March 21st, 2010
      I made this gluten free and it's yummy. Thank you!!

      Love the baking dish too!
    18. Linda
      Sunday, March 21st, 2010
      I would love a piece of coffee cake. Your polish pottery is cute, cute, cute!
    19. Sunday, March 21st, 2010
    20. Sunday, March 21st, 2010
      This looks really wonderful, and that baking dish is beautiful!
    21. Saturday, March 20th, 2010
      This look really easy to make, I think I'll try it next weekend.
    22. Saturday, March 20th, 2010
      Oh, so yummy! We love coffee cake, and this really does sound perfect for when we have guests. Also? Great for Saturday or Sunday mornings for an easy brunch. :)
    23. Aleigha
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Yum!! What a great idea! I can't wait to try it out!
    24. Jessica
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Good looking recipe. On more of the same POLISH POTTERY i have too... I love it don't you?
    25. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Lovely serving dish...I going to try this white white whole wheat flour. Yummy
    26. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      By the way - love your dishes. What is the name of that pattern?
    27. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      This looks so delicious. I love the way you have half "nuts," half "no-nuts." That's how I have to make everything at my house!
    28. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      I love something that can be prepared ahead of time. This looks very tasty and I'm definitely saving this recipe!
    29. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Yum! Looks delicious. Would be perfect for a snowy morning. I work with BlogFrog and looking forward to seeing more delicious recipes and crafty ideas. All the Best, Lori
    30. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      What a novel idea (for me, that is)! Thank you! I love coffee cake, but not the time it takes to prepare it in the morning for breakfast. But, hey, just take it our of the fridge and into the oven....super!
    31. Silvelaine
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Parece uma delícia!!!
    32. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      I love coffee cake and wish I could reach out and take a bite, it looks so good.
    33. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Oh yummy! That seriously looks delicious
    34. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Those are FoodNetwork photos there! Loved your dish, that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks very yummy!
    35. Hron
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Oh . . . thank you so much for the recipe for the gorgeous coffee cake!!! Anything that makes hosting easy and fun for everyone is appreciated!
    36. Sheryl
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      MMM, this sound wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe and pictures of it with us. Your dish is beauftiful also.
      Have a great day!
    37. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      That looks totally scrumptious (and tempting)! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    38. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Mmm sounds amazing. By the way, my husband said the Shamrock Shake knock-off was just as good as the real thing!
    39. Alice
      Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Must make that for tomorrows brunch. Thanks for sharing.
    40. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      These look delicious, and I LOVE your polish pottery! I need to start baking with mine more just so I can show it off! ;)
    41. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      This looks fabulously yummy!!!
    42. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Yum, I am definitely putting this in my recipe file, thanks!
    43. Friday, March 19th, 2010
      Oh, yum! That looks delish! Going into the file... Thanks!!