Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paula Deen's Orange Coffeecake

Oh my word.

So delicious.
And easy.
And inexpensive.

Really, this is just great.

I saw Paula Deen make this recipe on her show a few weeks back, and I've been dying to try it. I thought it would be best baked up fresh for Sunday morning breakfast, but I just couldn't wait to try it. I'm so impressed! The only suggestion that I have is that if you're making this for company or are really wanting to "wow" a crowd, I think I would increase the melted butter and the topping mixture. The recipe calls for a good amount of it, but I am a big fan of excess when it comes to crumbly delicious toppings.

Here is the recipe as written by Paula Deen:


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (recommended: Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers)
  • 1/4 cup minced walnuts
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, or more as necessary


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan.
Separate the biscuit dough into 8 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in the center of the pan. Cut the remaining biscuits in half, forming 14 half-circles. Arrange the pieces around the center biscuit with cut sides facing in the same direction. Brush melted butter over the tops of the biscuits.
In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, granulated sugar, and orange zest. Mix well and sprinkle over biscuits. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and orange juice. Blend until smooth adding more orange juice, if needed, to thin. Drizzle glaze over the warm coffee cake and serve.


  1. Oh, this does sound great :)


  2. You had me at Paula Deen!! I love that lady. She makes the yummiest stuff! This one sounds good. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

  3. Ooooh! I'm with the other Jenn who commented before me - I just have to click on a recipe when Paula's name is mentioned! She is just the queen of these easy yet impressive recipes, isn't she? I'm with you on wanting to increase the topping ingredients - there's no such thing as too much of a good thing! :-)

    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

  4. Wow, this looks so delicious. Must try!

  5. This sounds very good and easy. Thank you for sharing it.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  6. Oh, how good does that look!! Incredible :)


  7. This looks Great! Do you think it would work with homemade biscuits? I have a recipe here at that uses canola oil instead of shortening. I was just curious to see if anyone has tried it with their own biscuit recipe. It would probably be a bit better for you but not as easy!

  8. You said the three magic words: Easy, Quick and Orange. I love all three. It looks yummy and, as I sit here drinking a cup of coffee, wish I had a slice now. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. This looks awesome and so easy! I can't wait to try this out.

  10. As soon as I saw Paula Deen's name on the recipe, I had to stop by your blog for a visit! I will be making these VERY soon. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tried the recipe today and the only orange I had on hand was a blood orange which made the icing a very pretty pink color - good for valentines day.