This Coffee Cake with Nuts and Chocolate Glaze is crumbly, with a layer of mixed nuts in the middle and a glaze of chocolate on top. The making of this coffee cake is quick, the baking takes a little longer, about 1 1/4 hours and the result is there. Great as a dessert, with or without ice cream or just a treat with your midday coffee or tea.
Years ago , when I was young, my mother always called this cake an ‘American Coffee Cake’; I have no idea why. The recipe changed a little over the years, different mixture of nuts and the addition of the chocolate glaze. It is a funny recipe actually, at least if you want to use a reasonable sized bundt pan, it almost feel as if you don’t have enough batter, because you need to do you best to cover the sugar-nut mixture. But in the end the cake batter covers everything nicely and comes out exactly right, every time again; a Coffee Cake with Nuts and Chocolate Glaze – a cake with a nice dark center of nuts, sugar and cinnamon.
To make the cake look a little fancier, I made a simple chocolate glaze and drizzled it over the top, allowing it to travel down the cake.
This size cake is enough for a small town, unless you are a sweet tooth. For me, I am glad at freezes well; I cut it up in manageable pieces that I freeze. So, unless you have a big family or lot’s of nice neighbors, you may want to make this, cut what you want to enjoy right now and keep the rest in the freezer.
This is the recipe of my Coffee Cake with Nuts and Chocolate Glaze. Enjoy!