Country Lemon Coffee Cake


Country Lemon Coffee Cake

Country Lemon Coffee Cake
8 Hr
35 Min

This overnight coffee cake recipe is brimming with country-fresh lemon flavor. Just wait'll you taste our Country Lemon Coffee Cake!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Zest of 1 lemon

What to Do

  1. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then sprinkle with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the butter, milk, lemon extract, lemon zest, and eggs; beat until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. In a small bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, and the pecans. Sprinkle over chilled batter.
  6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut, and serve warm.


  • Here around the Test Kitchen, we just can't get enough of the refreshing taste of lemon! If you're like us, we're sure you'll love our Blueberry Lemon Bars as much as we do!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 350
  • Calories from Fat 146
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 4.5g 9 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 63mg 21 %
  • Sodium 371mg 15 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 48g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 32g 0 %

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Can unsalted butter be used to reduce the sodium in the recipe?

Hi there! Yes it can. Enjoy!

Does this have to be served warm?

Hi there! When the Test Kitchen originally made this recipe, they served it warm. Everyone enjoyed it that way, however you do not need to serve it warm when you serve it. Enjoy!

Love to try this recipe, but I need the nutrition chart for my diet. can anyone help

Why are you reviewing cake recipes if you are on some kind of diet?????? Why are you NOT going to the diabetic section at top of this page?????

Not all nutritional needs are diabetic and cake should be for everyone just adjusted for some.

made it and it was a big hit. Does it have to sit for 8 hours?

Yes, once the first set of ingredients has been combined the cake should be left to chill at least 8 hours.

dont get .05 and .075

Good Recipe/I use it soup suppers at church. m. m. m. good.....

Why is this called " overnight " cake ???

Because in the recipe is says to chill at least 8 hours or...OVERNIGHT. Thus the name "overnight".

Can I substitute lemon juice for lemon extract and how much?

Hi Maryanna, You cannot substitute lemon juice for lemon extract. These are two different products used in different ways.

What can I substitue for the 1-1/2 sticks of butter? Would 3/4 cup applesauce do it? I am on a low fat diet but I do crave desserts at times.

Yes. Or any other fruit sauce, yogurt, Greek yogurt.


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