I was thinking about saving this Caramel Pecan Coffee Cake recipe and posting it this Autumn since it is one of those decadent, rich and just plain melt in your mouth types of desserts or a side of deliciousness that I serve for with a breakfast entree. However, I have had so many people ask for the recipe, that I did not want to hold off.
1 1/2 C butter softened, 2 C brown sugar, 1 C sugar, 5 eggs, 3 C flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 C half and half, 1 8oz bag of toffee chips and 1 C crushed pecans.
Caramel sauce – 14oz condensed milk, 1 C brown sugar, 2 TB butter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 11×7 or 13×9 (my preference) casserole dish.
In a large mixing bowl (preferably a stand alone with paddle), beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Add eggs.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Alternate flour mixture with half and half as it helps to blend better. Once combined, stir in toffee bits and pecans. Pour batter into your pan and bake 60-75 minutes or until done. You may want to cover cake towards the end so it does not burn.
Caramel Sauce directions -
Combine condensed milk and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to boil, whisking constantly so it does not burn. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking frequently. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir until combined. Immediately drizzle caramel sauce over cake.
Once cooled, run a knife around the edges and flip upside down onto wax paper. Spoon glaze over the top. The glaze will thicken as it cools.