I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
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
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
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.