Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze (and a Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by World Vision. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze

I’ve actually started my holiday shopping EARLY this year. That’s huge for me. Well, I started on the bambino’s shopping. There was a snafu with Jay’s as I’d ordered his gift, but ended up with someone else’s order (incorrect packing slip and all). So I had to send that back, and now I’m waiting for the correct order to arrive.

I mention holiday shopping because in the event you haven’t started yours yet, perhaps you might consider a gift from the World Vision Gift Catalog?

World Vision Gift Box

The World Vision Gift Catalog began back in 1996, as a way to help improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. 2016 marks the 21st anniversary of the catalog, and contains more than 100 meaningful gifts ranging in price from $16 to $39,000. Popular gifts include a goat and two chickens, clothing for children, ducks and medicine.

World Vision was kind enough to send me a sample box of some of the gifts you can order, and is very generously providing one of my readers a box as well (details below)! My box included the following:

Upcycled Artisan Bowl

This Upcycled Artisan Bowl, made from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal by artisans in India.

Turquoise Medallion Necklace

A Turquoise Medallion Necklace. Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit.

Tree of Life Votive Holder

A Tree of Life Votive Holder, handmade from cast-off materials.

Silver Vines Cuff

What is probably my favorite piece in the collection, just because I think it’s so pretty, a Silver Vines Cuff. This adjustable silver cuff bracelet is designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India, and decorated with an intricately-laced vine pattern. Each bracelet supports their families through fair trade practices.

Royal Silk Scarf

A Royal Silk Scarf. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft.

And lastly, my other favorite in the collection: Coffee!!

Fair Trade Coffee

Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package.

And what’s coffee without some cake?

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze

Extra-caffeinated coffee cake, as there’s coffee in the cake as well as the glaze, it’s topped with nuts and is sweet without being cloying.

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze


  • 2 ounces strongly-brewed coffee, cooled, and divided
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter + more for greasing pan
  • 2 C dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 3/4 C finely chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • 1 C powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar until lightened and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add in 1 oz. of coffee, and the milk. On low speed, begin adding the flour mixture.
Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish, and top with nuts. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and the other 1 oz. of the coffee. Drizzle over the coffee cake.

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As usual, I don’t like too many hoops to jump through when doing my giveaways, so just leave a comment if you’d like to be entered in the giveaway. Tell me if you’ve started your holiday shopping. Are you a Grinch like I am? Do you have your tree set up already? Do you get your shopping done on Black Friday, or do you wait until the last minute?

This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will run from now until 6 PM CST, Friday, November 25, 2016, at which time a winner will be randomly chosen.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided the following sample box from World Vision, valued at approximately $530.00, and World Vision will provide the same to one of my readers.





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9 Replies to “Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze (and a Giveaway)”

  1. You know I start early, but I still have a few things to buy. Hopefully I’ll be done and have everything mailed by Dec 1st.

    FYI; I really like that coffee scoop……

  2. I’m not much of a shopper so I have to stretch out my Christmas shopping over an entire year. I’m usually done by Black Friday. My tree will go up Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. No decorations till after Thanksgiving, but I have started listening to Christmas music!

  4. I haven’t put a tree up yet, but I have slowly been doing shopping throughout the year.

  5. We haven’t started shopping yet. I don’t like to shop during Black Friday – too crazy!