When flipping through one of my grandmother’s magazines, I came across a recipe for coffee cake that looked intriguing. We were almost out of banana bread and needed another breakfast pastry so I asked how she felt about coffee cake. I got the go-ahead, but then I foolishly asked if she wanted the magazine recipe or this one – she clearly chose door #2.
This is the Pioneer Woman’s Best Coffee Cake Ever. As usual, I wasn’t sure how my baking would turn out, but since g’ma went back for seconds, I’d count it a success. She was worried that I pulled it from the oven too soon because it was “too moist” – um, no, that’s just the three sticks of butter. If I were to change anything about this recipe, the only thing I would consider would be perhaps a smidge less of the buttery-cinnamony-pecany topping. It’s good, but there’s a LOT of it.