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With its crumbly pecan-streusel filling and confectioners' sugar crown, it's easy to see why this is the king of coffee cakes.

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode MBLB1001


For the Pecan-Streusel Filling

For the Cake

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  • amnaasad1984
    12 MAY, 2015
    Absolutely delicious streusel cake with a generous streusel filling/topping and buttery soft cake! The sweetness of the cake will pair up very well with a cup of strong brewed coffee. Everyone should definitely try this recipe! Thanks Martha!
  • Brandi mom
    4 APR, 2015
    Fabulous recipe came out perfect, house smells delicious love love love it!! Thank you Martha!!
  • JJMS86
    21 NOV, 2011
    I think this recipe is wrong...there was WAY TOO MUCH of the streusel topping......I only used half what it made and it was still too overwhelmed the cake (which was just ok) I will try another cake/muffin (Pumpkin muffins would be great) recipe to use up the leftover streusel topping....sadly a waste of my pecans :(
    • SuperBubi
      12 JAN, 2015
      I agree. There's way too much streusel for the amount of batter. Also, the streusel is too sweet. I would increase the batter by 50 percent, cut down on both sugars in the streusel and add a little more salt.
  • Jeanie13
    30 AUG, 2012
  • MS10151094
    27 DEC, 2011
    I made this for Christmas Day. It was the best coffee cake ever. The amount of streusel was just right, generous, but delicious. Use at least half in the center and don't worry that it covers the dough and is at least an inch thick. Add the rest of the batter and top again with the remainder which is again an inch thick or more. Cover with foil near the end of the baking so the top doesn't brown too much. Yes, this is the king of cakes.
  • tat34
    25 NOV, 2011
    My family just loved this cake. Cut filling in half no big thing. Very easy will passs this on to friends and make again again. Thanks Martha
  • Dollykatz
    21 NOV, 2011
    I agree. I would cut the streusel in half. I used the whole amount and it was way too much.

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