Attention all sweet tooths! This recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings with a delicious twist. Introducing the Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake Recipe. This delightful dessert combines the best flavors of honey, oatmeal, and buttermilk into a soft, fluffy cake that’s perfect for any occasion – from afternoon tea to breakfast.
As a barista, I know a thing or two about making exceptional coffee pairings. Nothing beats pairing a good cup of coffee with a slice of homemade cake. This honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake is sure to elevate your coffee experience by adding the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the bitterness of coffee.
Don’t know how to bake? Do not worry. Even if you are not an expert baker, this recipe is easy to follow and guarantees excellent results every time. So don’t settle for store-bought baked goods when you can create something unique and delicious in your own kitchen. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this impressive cake recipe – let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for the perfect coffee cake to serve your family or guests? Look no further than this honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake recipe! Trust me, once you taste this sweet and savory cake, you won’t be able to resist the temptation to go back for seconds.
The combination of honey, brown sugar, and buttermilk creates a deliciously moist and flavorful crumb that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The rolled oats add a unique texture that sets this coffee cake apart from traditional crumb cakes. And let’s not forget about the pecans! They add a nutty crunch that is sure to impress your taste buds.
But what really sets this recipe apart is the honey glaze. Made with real honey, light corn syrup, and lemon juice, it gives the cake a beautiful golden shine and a rich sweetness that perfectly complements the flavors in the cake itself.
Whether you’re enjoying it as a mid-afternoon snack, serving it up for brunch guests, or indulging in a late-night treat, this honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake is sure to please anyone who takes a bite.
So trust me when I say – you’ll love this recipe!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- ⅓ cup of pecans (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ⅓ cup of brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 and ½ cups of buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of melted unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup honey
- Juice from a lemon
- Peel from half a lemon
Note that the pecans are optional and can be substituted with other nuts such as walnuts or almonds. Also, make sure to generously grease a 9x9x2 inch baking pan before beginning.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gathered all the ingredients for our honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake, it is time to get started with the recipe.
Preparing the Pan
First things first, let’s generously grease a 9x9x2 inch baking pan. We want to make sure that our delicious cake won’t stick to the pan after we bake it.
Combining the Ingredients
In a small bowl, let’s combine 1/3 cup of honey, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of melted butter, and 1/2 cup of light corn syrup. Mix these ingredients well and add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and the grated peel of one lemon. This mixture will be our honey glaze.
In another bowl, let’s combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Whisk these ingredients together.
In a larger mixing bowl, we’ll whisk together 2 eggs and 1 cup buttermilk. Then, add our dry ingredients mixture gradually into the wet ingredients mixture while stirring until they’re smoothly combined.
Finally, pour half of our batter into the greased baking pan. Add all our honey glaze on top of the batter in the pan then cover it with the remaining batter.
Now that we’ve added all our ingredients into our pan, it’s time for us to bake them at 350°F for about 35-40 minutes. Check with a toothpick if they’re done afterward.
After removing the cake from the oven, let it cool down for a bit before brushing it with some more
honey glaze on top of it. Let this glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake cool completely before serving.
Now you can relax and savor the sweet flavor of your homemade honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake, perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of ways to modify this honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake recipe to suit your tastes. Here are a few suggestions:
– Instead of pecans, try using walnuts or almonds for a different kind of crunch.
– Swap out the brown sugar for white sugar or coconut sugar if you prefer.
– If you’re looking for a gluten-free version, substitute the all-purpose flour with almond or coconut flour and use gluten-free rolled oats.
– For a fruity twist, add 1 cup of fresh berries, such as blueberries or sliced strawberries, to the batter before baking.
– If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, simply combine 1 cup of regular milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar and let it sit for 5 minutes until it curdles.
– Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the batter for a chocolatey coffee cake.
– Top the cake with a streusel crumb topping made from flour, butter, and brown sugar before baking for extra texture and flavor.
With these substitutions and variations, you can transform this already delicious honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake into something even more unique and delectable. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!
Serving and Pairing
Once your honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake is out of the oven, let it cool before serving. The cake is delectable on its own and can serve as a perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee or tea. I highly recommend brewing a fresh pot of hot coffee to go along with this delicious masterpiece.
You can also choose to serve this cake as a post-dinner dessert. It pairs well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with honey over the top. This pairing kicks the taste experience up a notch and adds another level of sweetness and creaminess to the mix. Additionally, you could pair it with freshly sliced strawberries or raspberries for an elegant touch.
Honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake also makes for impressive brunch fare. Serve warm slices of the cake alongside scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and breakfast meats such as bacon or sausage for an indulgent brunch menu.
Remember to store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain freshness. You can refrigerate it for an extra day or two, but keep in mind that refrigeration may cause the texture to change slightly. Before serving again, reheat slices in the microwave for about 15 seconds or until warmed through.
This honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake recipe is versatile and perfect for serving any time of day, whether you are hosting guests or enjoying it by yourself!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to make-ahead, the Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake is a winner. You’ll love this cake recipe even more because it can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for later use. In fact, the flavors become more enhanced and the texture denser when you let the honey glaze seep into the cake overnight.
Simply bake the honey glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake as directed and allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack. Then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap (if you want to store up to 24 hours) or aluminum foil (if you want to store up to a month) and refrigerate.
When reheating, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove the plastic wrap or aluminum foil from the cake and place it on a baking sheet or baking dish. Reheat for 10-15 minutes until warm.
You can also freeze this cake recipe for longer storage by wrapping it tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap before storing in an airtight container. To reheat, simply allow it to thaw at room temperature for several hours before reheating in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for approximately 20-30 minutes.
When reheating, don’t forget that you can always whip up a batch of fresh honey glaze using honey, lemon juice, corn syrup, and melted butter to pour over your warmed Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake. This will give your cake that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste all over again!
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want to achieve perfect results when making Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind.
Tip 1: Use fresh ingredients
Fresh ingredients always yield better results when it comes to baking. Therefore, make sure to use fresh butter, eggs, and buttermilk for this recipe.
Tip 2: Measure the ingredients accurately
Measuring the ingredients accurately is crucial in baking. Even small variations in measurements can have a significant impact on the outcome of the cake. Therefore, use measuring cups and spoons to ensure that each ingredient is added to the recipe in the correct quantity.
Tip 3: Mix the ingredients gently
When mixing the dry and wet ingredients together, mix them gently. Avoid overmixing as it can cause the cake to become tough and dense.
Tip 4: Preheat your oven
Make sure to preheat your oven before putting the cake into it. The Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake requires an oven temperature of 350°F/175°C. This ensures that the cake is cooked evenly.
Tip 5: Test for doneness
To check if your cake is ready, insert a toothpick into the center of it. If it comes out clean, then the cake is fully baked. However, if it comes out with batter sticking to it, then bake for a few more minutes and test again.
By following these tips, you will ensure that your Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake turns out perfectly delicious every time!
In conclusion, this honey-glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake recipe is the perfect way to start your day or indulge in a delicious dessert. With its unique blend of honey, buttermilk, oatmeal, and other flavorful ingredients, it’s no wonder why this is one of the best honey milk cake recipes out there.
Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or simply someone with a sweet tooth, this glazed buttermilk oatmeal coffee cake is sure to satisfy your cravings. Not only is it easy to make with simple substitutions and variations, but it also pairs well with a nice cup of coffee or tea.
So whether you’re trying to impress friends and family or simply treat yourself to something delicious, I highly recommend trying this recipe out. You won’t be disappointed!
Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake Recipe
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup buttermilk (see note) or 2/3 cup sour milk (see note)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- honey (optional)
- Generously grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup honey, 1/3 cup melted butter, corn syrup, lemon peel and lemon juice. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pour into prepared pan; set aside.
- For cake: In a blender or food processor, blend or process oats until finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, 1/4 cup melted butter, and vanilla. Add the milk mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
- Spoon batter evenly over honey mixture. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately invert cake onto a serving plate. Cool about 10 minutes. Serve warm drizzled with additional honey, if you like.