Pecan Coffee Cake

This is one of those "doctored cake mix" recipes that turns out fantastic. This cake is delicious served warm and goes great with a cup of hot chocolate. I guess I should call it a "hot chocolate cake" since I don't drink coffee. ;)

1 yellow cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

 For Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons of orange juice (can use lemon)


Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Pour into a greased 13x9 baking pan.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of batter.  Cut through with a knife to swirl (gently).

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, test center with toothpick.

To make the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl. Whip until smooth and drizzle on warm cake.

Recipe Source - Mary Mael