Orange Coffee Cake

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Orange Coffee Cake Orange Coffee Cake

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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.

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Reader Comments:


This is delicious! I will definitely be making this for Easter!

By Shelly nally on March 24, 2013


Which way does the cut side of the biscuit face, toward the center biscuit or the edge of the cake pan? It sounds so good and easy. As soon as I receive my answer, I'm gonna make it. I can't wait!!! I Love Your Recipes, how do you do it?

By pam corder on October 30, 2012


When we lay the "half biscuits" down, which way does the cut side face? Around center biscuit or toward the outer edge of pan? I can't wait to try them, as soon as I receive my answer!!! I LOVE YOUR RECIPES, THEY ARE ALL DELICIOUS!!! How do you do it Paula?

By pam corder on October 30, 2012



By DEBRA EDDY on July 30, 2012


I just made this amazing treat. I did not have walnuts so I sub in coconut and sunflower seeds. Lol. It still truned out fantastic! Cant wait to try it with walnuts. Loved the coconut touch.

By Lacy on March 18, 2012


this is the easiest coffee cake. And it is really good. I have made it twice and we just love it.

By Mary on May 19, 2011


loved this recipe ,but I was looking for the one you made with the biscuits.that had cream cheese pieces in the middle of the dough, then you rolled them in orange. sure would love to have that recipe . for my eleven grandkids.

By charlene on May 11, 2011


I love this! Simple to make and beautiful! I actually placed it on a sheet pan to bake and it looked like a big beautiful sunflower with petals slightly seperated. Did I was YUMMY!

By Anonymous on March 08, 2011


Wonderful and very easy...Recommmend to anyone looking for a quick and easy crowd pleaser.

By Anonymous on January 22, 2011


This coffee cake was great. how do you do it?

By Florence Andreano on January 16, 2011


This coffee cake is worthy of a place on a restaurant menu! It is not only delicious, but it is so attractive when the biscuits are arranged in the pan. It is so easy to make and takes little time. Impressive to guests, too. This one is a "keeper".

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By Anonymous on August 16, 2010


Awesome~love all the other ideas for lemon and lime! This is sure to be a favorite and a quick and lovely gift for neighbors!

By Anonymous on August 06, 2010


This was pretty dang fantastic! Super sweet though, I would even eat it as a dessert!

By Anonymous on June 01, 2010


Simple and delicious! I used lemons and pecans instead of oranges and walnuts, and it was excellent, too.

By Anonymous on May 30, 2010


Love this recipe!!! Very easy and yummy.

By Anonymous on April 21, 2010


Mrs. Paula...I made it with Lime juice instead and now its key lime coffee cake!Its delicious! Thank You!

By Anonymous on April 06, 2010


I've tried this one Ms. Paula, and it is out os this world. thanks alot

By Anonymous on January 16, 2010


This recipe was SUPER EASY! I saw her make these on her show and WOW I was impressed! Thanks Paula

By Anonymous on January 04, 2010

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