Walnut Coffee Cake

This super easy to make Walnut Coffee Cake is absolutely delicious! Takes less than 1 hour to make from start to finish. Yummy!

walnut coffee cake

I love having a piece or two of this Walnut Coffee Cake with my morning coffee. I also like it for dessert. This coffee cake recipe is super easy to make as it uses a cake mix as its base.

walnut coffee cake

This coffee cake recipe, while dense in texture, is super moist. This is in part thanks to the pudding mix, buttermilk and sour cream. Might sound like a weird combination if you’ve never made this type of cake but you need to give this one a shot.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

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If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for 1/2 cup you will need to adjust accordingly.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Walnut Coffee Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Cake Mix, Water, Buttermilk, Coconut Oil, Eggs, Vanilla Pudding Mix, Sour Cream, Light Brown Sugar, White Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Ground Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, Unsalted Butter and Chopped Walnuts.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, water, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla pudding mix. Beat with a mixer for about 2 minutes. Fold in the sour cream.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, all purpose flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and add to the sugar mixture. Mix together with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Sprinkle half of the topping over the batter, using a toothpick to swirl the mixture throughout the cake. Top evenly with the remaining topping.
  6. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Printable Recipe Card

Walnut Coffee Cake

Walnut Coffee Cake

This super easy to make Walnut Coffee Cake is absolutely delicious! Takes less than 1 hour to make from start to finish. Yummy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 398 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

FOR THE CAKE
  • 1 pkg Yellow Cake Mix
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • Cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 pkg Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
FOR THE TOPPING
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, water, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla pudding mix. Beat with a mixer for about 2 minutes. Fold in the sour cream.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 glass baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugars, all purpose flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and add to the sugar mixture. Mix together with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
  • Sprinkle half of the topping over the batter, using a toothpick to swirl the mixture throughout the cake. Top evenly with the remaining topping.
  • Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Ava says:

    This walnut coffee cake is delicious. I am not a fan of walnuts, but in this recipe they are very good. Cake is very moist and so fast to make.