Friday, June 5, 2009

Nutty Orange Coffee Cake



Great Scott, I have hit the coffee cake jackpot! Paula Deen has done it again with this cream cheese miracle. I'm not a huge fan of the canned biscuits, I'd definitely rather make them myself, but in this case, they work out perfectly. These biscuits are stuffed with cream cheese, soaked in butter, dredged in orange flavored sugar and pecans, baked, and then glazed. I'll give you guys a moment to compose yourself.


My favorite part was eating them warm and enjoying the melted cream cheese gushing from each little roll. I would consider these more of a monkey bread then a coffee cake, but that doesn't mean that I still wouldn't eat it for breakfast!

Nutty Orange Coffee Cake
By Paula Deen

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used almonds, they were great)
2 teaspoons orange zest
2-12 oz cans refrigerated biscuits
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 stick melted butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, nuts,, and zest; set aside. Separate the biscuits. Place about 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese in the center of each biscuit. Fold each biscuit in half over the cheese, pressing the edges to seal. Dip the biscuits in melted butter, then dredge in the granulated sugar mixture. Place the biscuits, curved side down, in a single layer in the hollows of a lightly greased 12-cup bundt pan, spacing them evenly (do not stack). Place any remaining biscuits around the tube, filling any gaps. Drizzle any remaining butter over the biscuits, and sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Immediately invert the cake onto a serving platter. Combine the confectioners sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle the glaze over a warm cake. Serve warm.

32 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Warm, cheesy, orangey, biscuity goodness for breakfast. A sure winner with me. This sounds wonderful! Love that Paula Deen.

Jenna said...

You sold me at cream cheese and butter! Yum!

Jenn said...

Gotta love Paula Deen. No matter how much butter or fat she uses in her dishes, they'd still taste great.

Lynn said...

This coffee cake looks delicious. We make a similar one for Christmas brunch every year (with canned biscuits, butter, orange peel, sugar -- leaving out the cream cheese). Yum yum yum.

the ungourmet said...

This looks like sweet, sticky, deliciousness!

Kristen said...

I've never been a fan of canned biscuits either, but this looks worth trying :o)

Barbara Bakes said...

This looks fabulous! I'm definitely going to try this one!

Reeni♥ said...

The orange sugar nuts combo is just perfect with that ooey gooey cheese! This looks divine!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

as soon as i saw the title of the recipe I said that is a Paula recipe. I havent tried this one yet. You did a great job. thanks for stopping by my site and good luck in the cookbook giveaway.

Donna-FFW said...

That sounds absolutely delicious. I am so going to buy some biscuits to try this..

Melody said...

I grew up on my mom's sticky orange rolls, so this looks like it is right up my ally! That coffee cake looks scrumptious!

burpandslurp said...

aaah!! looks SO good! I LOVE that cream cheese in there...oh my god!

Sara said...

This sounds like it would be worth the calories! Paula Deen knows how to do it right.

♥peachkins♥ said...

gosh,I wish I could pick it out of my screen..

Coleen's Recipes said...

My goodness!! What's not to love?

biz319 said...

Wow, that looks delicious!

girlichef said...

Holy cow...is it really this easy? I want it right this minute...but I'll settle for tomorrow, I suppose. I'm so in luv with you & Paula right now...ah, dreamy...

(glad it arrived in good shape!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.)

Chow and Chatter said...

great cake, wow you wouldn;t know biscuits were in it

Lara said...

I have a recipe that is very similar to this, minus the cream cheese and nuts, and it is one of family's favorite special breakfasts. I can only imagine that with those two additions it would make it just about perfect!

Cristine said...

Holy moly! This is going on my next menu! YUM!

Mary said...

Great blog and i love your coffee cake , its so delicious!

MaryBeth said...

Very sticky and sweet...It really can't get much better than that!!

Pam said...

It looks delicious and so pretty too.

Debbie said...

I made Paula's orange coffee cake just recently with the biscuits. She is one smart lady. Yours looks so good!

Erica said...

I need a slice of this now- tummy growling! YUM!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmmm, that is mouthwatering! YUM! Sounds good, looks divine!
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

Btw, I'm thing almond instead of pecans as I have a new found love of almond and orange!
~ingrid

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh my, this is incredible! Paula Deen definitely knows how to deliver. This is sheer indulgence!

kissmyspatula said...

i would eat this for breakfast every day. :)

Elizabeth said...

My mom would love this - I am saving this recipe for next time she visits! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

OMG..how in the world have I missed this recipe. Paula always amazes me!

Kathy said...

OMGoodness, this looks sooo good!!!