Overnight Lemon Country Coffee Cake

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Overnight Lemon Country Coffee Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 9 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15
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Assembling coffee cake the night before allows you to enjoy oven-fresh sweet bread in the morning...without waking at the crack of dawn!
Updated Feb 4, 2016


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original yogurt lemon burst
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 1/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on low speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add yogurt, lemon peel, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; beat on low speed until smooth. Spread batter in pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 16 hours.
  • 2
    In small resealable plastic bag, mix brown sugar, pecans and nutmeg. Refrigerate.
  • 3
    When ready to bake, let coffee cake stand at room temperature while heating oven to 350°F. Uncover coffee cake; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can bake the coffee cake right away. Just sprinkle it with the topping, and reduce the baking time to 25 to 30 minutes.
  • tip 2
    Serve with sliced honeydew and cantaloupe.
  • tip 3
    Make an orange version of this coffee cake with orange yogurt and grated orange peel.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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