Nutty Orange Coffee Cake from a Can for Mother’s Day
Paula Deen's Nutty Orange Coffee Cake from a can of biscuits Reposted with permission.
Type: Breakfast
Yield: 12
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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 12-oz cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 8-oz pkg cream cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, pecans, and zest; set aside.
  3. Separate the biscuits.
  4. Place about ¾ teaspoon cream cheese in the center of each biscuit.
  5. Fold each biscuit in half over the cheese, pressing the edges to seal.
  6. Dip the biscuits in melted butter, then dredge in the granulated sugar mixture.
  7. 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).
  8. Place any remaining biscuits around the tube, filling in any gaps.
  9. Drizzle any remaining butter over the biscuits, and sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Immediately invert the cake onto a serving platter.
  11. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle the glaze over the warm cake.
  12. Serve warm.
This Nutty Orange Coffee Cake recipe is compliments of Paula Deen and it’s super easy to make. Add your own flair by adding a little cinnamon, nutmeg or other flavors.  I’m not a fan of processed foods and this would be so much better with a homemade dough like a cinnamon roll dough, but I know many others are not opposed to canned rolls, so I’m sharing it.  Additionally, this would be an easy recipe for a new cook to make for his/her mother for Mother’s Day this week.

I’ve read reviews that say they run out of the sugar mixture so I’ve bumped it up to one cup and be sure to check for doneness before pulling it out of the oven.  Several people noted that it took longer than 40 minutes in the oven.

Garnish with oranges slices and strawberries if desired (photo compliments of Food Network).  Need another easy-to-prepare dish like this?  Check out Paula Deen and Kraft Foods’ online community – Real Women of Philadelphia and in their cookbook Real Women of Philadelphia: The Cookbook which can be purchased online at