I have been clinging to this recipe for Walnut Coffee Cake since 2004 when I found it in Real Simple magazine. I am not the baker extraordinaire that my sister is, but this is the one request my family always makes! In celebration of my brother-in-law's birthday I made this special cake for him! This is a really easy recipe that needs very few ingredients!
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted; plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 cups walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 box yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350º F. *Butter two 1 1/2-quart loaf pans. Combine half the sugar, melted butter, and 2 1/2 cups of the walnuts for the topping. Divide the mixture evenly between the pans, cover the bottoms evenly.
Combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil, along with the amount of water called for by the package directions in a large bowl. Beat well. Pour 1/4 of the cake batter into each pan, over the topping. (Remember you are assembling the cake upside down 😉 Spoon the filling evenly over the cake batter, dividing it equally between the 2 pans. Add the rest of the cake batter, dividing it evenly between the loaf pans.
**Don't worry if the top falls apart after you flip it. You can easily mold the topping back together while it is still warm.
(Recipe makes 2 loaves).
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