Bready or Not: Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan

Posted by on Oct 5, 2022 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake | 0 comments

Coffee Cakes can be delicious but so very messy to eat. This bundt cake version turns things inside out by putting the ‘messy bit’ inside the cake, making for easier yet still scrumptious eating.

Bready or Not: Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan

The most negative thing I can say about this Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan is that it dirties a lot of dishes. So yeah, there is some effort involved, but the result is well worth it!

Bready or Not: Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan

I individually wrapped slices of this for my husband to take to work. He had a co-worker tell him this cake was “f—–n’ awesome.” I take that as high praise.

Bready or Not: Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan

This would be a great cake to make a day-ahead for a breakfast or brunch for a lot of people!

Bready or Not: Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake in a Bundt Pan

This luscious bundt cake dirties a lot of dishes, but is well worth the effort! Normal coffee cakes are messy, but this one is neater to pack and take since the usual crumble topping is actually the filling! Modified from Taste of Home November 2013 issue.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: bundt cake, cake, walnuts
Author: Beth Cato


  • large bundt pan
  • nonstick spray with flour
  • mixer


Candied Walnut Filling

  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Coffee Cake

  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream or vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • confectioners' sugar to dust on top, optional


  • In small bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon, tossing to coat well. Set aside.
  • Separate eggs, placing the whites in a large bowl. Let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Use nonstick spray with flour on a large bundt pan.
  • In a big mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together, making them light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix alternatively with the sour cream, scraping the bowl on occasion, until just combined.
  • Using clean beaters, beat the egg whites on medium until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the batter, making sure not to overmix and deflate.
  • Pour half the batter into the bundt pan. Sprinkle the walnut mixture fully around the ring. Pour the rest of the batter on top and smooth out.
  • Bake cake for 45 to 55 minutes, plunging a toothpick in the middle of the cake to test for doneness. Cake is done when the toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes, then invert onto a rack to completely cool.
  • If desired, sprinkle confectioners’ sugar over the top prior to serving. Cake is best eaten within two days, but can also be individually sliced, wrapped, and frozen to enjoy later.


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