If you are looking to save time, this overnight coffee cake, makes a perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe. 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.

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. And you must try the best quiche ever recipe.  This one does not disappoint and can be made ahead for an easy breezy morning. It even freezes!

Overnight Coffee Cake

Overnight Coffee Cake


Overnight Coffee Cake Recipe

We had house guests this week and it was so nice to have this make ahead coffee cake ready to pull out of the refrigerator and bake in the morning! 

overnight coffee cake
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Overnight Coffee Cake

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. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3/4 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream


  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans or Walnuts
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 Cup Confections Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
Servings: 12
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper


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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and bake uncovered 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!

Here is a list of great make-ahead breakfast recipes you will love. They are perfect for overnight guests and for Christmas morning too! 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!

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  1. This is a wonderful recipe. I only had buttermilk so had to replace the 1 C. sour cream with 1 C. buttermilk. Instead of the glaze I dusted the top with powdered sugar. Also, I had to bake this right away instead of waiting and baked it in 2 – 8″ round pans for 30 minutes. This is absolutely delicious, light coffee cake. I can’t wait to try it with sour cream and after an overnight in the fridge. I highly recommend this recipe.

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