Healthy Meal Prep
Sourdough Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe

Sourdough Pecan Coffee Cake


Put your sourdough discard to good use in this cinnamon coffee cake topped with streusel and a sweet glaze.


  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 5 ⅓ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sourdough starter discard
  • ½ cup pecans, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour an 8x8-inch cake pan.
  2. Cut cold butter into small pieces with a knife and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Use a pastry knife or 2 forks to cut butter into dry ingredients until large crumbs form. Set streusel aside.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy and fluffy. Add egg and mix for 1 minute. Add sourdough discard and dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle streusel on top, followed by the pecan pieces.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt together to make the glaze. Add more sugar to make a thicker glaze, or more milk to make a thinner glaze.
  7. Pour the glaze into a resealable plastic bag and seal. Snip a tiny piece, about 1/8 of an inch, off one of the bottom corners. Hold bag over the cake and squeeze the glaze through the tiny opening, moving your hand across the top, drizzling glaze as you go. Cut cake into 9 pieces and serve.

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Nutritional Information

Sourdough Pecan Coffee Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 9
Calories: 395.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 10 %
carbohydrates: 20 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 7 %
fat: 23 %
saturated fat: 33 %
cholesterol: 15 %
vitamin a iu: 7 %
niacin equivalents: 21 %
vitamin b6: 4 %
vitamin c:
folate: 22 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 6 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 14 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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