Orange Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe

Orange Walnut Coffee Cake

Zesty and sweet, ooey and gooey – who says you can’t have dessert in the morning!

Nary a crumb comes back with the plates when we serve this to guests. Super moist, with a decadent coconut flake topping, every bite is a treat. Pair it with a hot cup o’ joe and we’re talking breakfast bliss.

Also great for a brunch or afternoon tea, this coffee cake recipe is guaranteed to make any day extra special. Let us know what you think!


Before You Start

Oven  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Bake 25-30 minutes

Prepare  Greased 9×13” pan

Makes 12 – 15 servings



Coffee Cake

  • 1C quick cooking oats
  • 1 ½ C orange juice
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ C walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 T grated orange peel


  • 1 ½ C packed brown sugar
  • ¾ C butter, cubed
  • 3 T grated orange peel
  • 3 T orange juice
  • 3 C flaked coconut
  • 1 ½ C chopped walnuts


Coffee Cake

  1. In a small bowl, stir oats and orange juice until softened. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars: beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with oat mixture.
  5. Stir in walnuts and orange peel.
  6. Pour into a greased 9×13” pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, orange peel and juice.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in coconut and walnuts.
  4. Gently spread over warm cake.
  5. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until the topping is bubbly.

Bon appétit!

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