This Candied Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Eggnog Cream Filling is the perfect make ahead recipe for a holiday breakfast or brunch. A cinnamon spiked eggnog cream filling is sandwiched between two layers of sour cream coffee cake, studded with candied pecans.
With temperatures in the 60s the past two days, it’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t do a lot of cooking on Christmas we tend to stay in our pajamas and simply enjoy a day full of family time and the menagerie opening their gifts. First, it’s Santa gifts and stockings and then we break for breakfast. Making breakfast ahead of time the day before insures a calm and enjoyable meal for all. And I bet not even Santa himself would ever guess this festive Candied Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Eggnog Cream Filling was prepped the day before.
When my friends at the Ohio Poultry Association asked if I’d created a holiday breakfast recipe, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. They’re some of my favorite people to work with. Almost two years ago I was able to visit an egg production facility with them and I swear it’s a topic that I discuss with someone on a daily basis. Such an eye opening experience and I walked away armed with so much information.
Back to breakfast… There’s a good chance the eggs you’re eating for holiday brunch are from Ohio egg farms! Ohio is the second-largest egg producing state in the nation, producing more than 8.7 billion eggs each year.
This recipe is a combination of Andy’s grandmother’s coffee cake recipe and a frosting recipe of his mom’s. I mashed the two together to create a one of a kind holiday-worthy breakfast. A cinnamon spiked eggnog cream filling is sandwiched between two layers of sour cream coffee cake, studded with candied pecans. Each component can be made the day before so that on Christmas morning, the cake can be assembled and brought to the table to those eagerly awaiting their first bite.
To make your Candied Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake even more special, each slice is then topped with an extra dollop of eggnog cream filling and a sprinkle of candied pecans. Christmas morning breakfast happens just once a year, that extra dollop is totally justified, don’t you think? (This is where you nod your head yes.)
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I was compensated by the Ohio Poultry Association to create a holiday breakfast recipe featuring eggs. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes.