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So many foodie temptations...and me with no computer!

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Foodie stimulation. Missing it. Me. You may (or may not) have noticed that I've been somewhat absent lately! It's not because I don't love drooling over your delicious food anymore, it's because my computer has temporarily taken leave of its senses. I'm trying to visit various "public" computers while it works through things...and I'll catch up one of these days. Promise. So, until then I'll show you this delicious Orange Pecan Coffee Cake that I saw over at A Blog About Food a while back (yup, I drooled).

Okay, recipe...on my computer. Argh. I'll give you the basics...I know it is a Paula Deen recipe. It is an amazingly simple coffee cake...for those with little time or a big fear of making yeast breads at home (hmmmm...or both like me). It's sweet, decadent and I say best made when there are lots of people around to help you eat it...or you may just eat it all yourself (and there's lots of butter & sugar...Paula, remember)! Nutty Orange Coffee Cake

By Paula Deen

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 teaspoons orange zest

2-12 oz cans refrigerated biscuits

1 8 oz package cream cheese (I really only used ~4oz of this)

1 stick melted butter

1 cup confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, nuts, and zest; set aside.

Separate the biscuits. Place about 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese in the center of each biscuit.

Fold each biscuit in half over the cheese, pressing the edges to seal. Dip the biscuits in melted butter, then dredge in the granulated sugar mixture.

Place the biscuits, curved side down, in a single layer in the hollows of a lightly greased 12-cup bundt pan, spacing them evenly (do not stack). Place any remaining biscuits around the tube, filling any gaps. Drizzle any remaining butter over the biscuits, and sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Immediately invert the cake onto a serving platter. Combine the confectioners sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle the glaze over a warm cake. Serve warm. ....mmmmm- look at that center!

I'll be home and various spots eagerly awaiting the attuning of my computers chakras....until then, enjoy some Nutty Orange Coffee Cake!

43 comments

  1. It looks so light :-). I hope your computer will be back in the running soon. We miss you.

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  2. Ohh, sinfully good!
    Get well soon, computer.

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  3. Computer issues suck. I hope you're back on line soon! The coffee cake looks delicious!

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  4. Yummy! I need this for an after breakfast snack right now! Missing you! Hope to see you back up and running soon! :0)

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  5. Sorry to hear about your computer. I'm sure it will start to feel better soon:) BTW that coffee cake looks amazing.

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  6. I would probably go insane without a computer here, but we have three now, so I have two more chances before we call the maddy wagon to come and haul me away, LOL...that coffee cake is to drool over, oh my gosh...I might have to get my pan and baking gloves out for this one...

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  7. Oh man, no computer? I don't know how me and my girlfriend could handle not having one of our two, let alone none.

    The coffee cake looks awesome!

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  8. That looks so good!

    Hope your computer is up and running soon. I have withdrawal when my husband takes our laptop away on business trips. I can imagine how you must feel!

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  9. Wow, that does look like a yummy coffee cake! I hope that you fix your computer issues soon!

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  10. Love this kind of coffee cake. I don't have a big sweet tooth but I know I couldn't leave this alone.
    Looks delish.

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  11. aw man, good luck with your computer!!

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  12. Of course I missed you and have been wondering where you've been!

    Guess what? You really did get me back in the kitchen! I'm co-hosting a new blog - The Krazy Kitchen! We have a great group of 5 krazy ladies hosting 5 different recipe memes. It's not a typical foodie blog - come over and check it out when you have a chance.

    Yummy looking recipe here - and easy, I love easy :-)

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  13. This might help, LOL...
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/

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  14. That's beautiful!

    Hope your 'puter is working soon!

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  15. "attuning computer chakras" you are so funny, girli! I love this recipe - we have one similar that my sis's mom-in-law makes for almost every brunch gathering. Made with those ever so versatile pull apart biscuits - never is there any left. Testimonial right there
    Paula Deen - GOOD!

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  16. Scrumptious...to say the least1

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  17. That cake looks absolutely delish! Oh my! I would definitely have to make it to share with others because I fear I would like it too much.

    Hope your naughty 'puter is back on line again!

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  18. A double big YUM. I've got to make me one of those. Orange flavored pastry is the best (so is lemon flavored). I've been having some troubles with my computer too. It keeps telling that it needs to abort when I try and get onto different blogs. I keep having to hit refresh until I get lucky. Maybe it's just the computer's time of the month, who knows. But after 3 tries I got to yours. I'm so happy.

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  19. I was wondering where you were! Thought you were taking a break or something...I hope you get your computer issues worked out soon. This looks so amazing with the cream cheese tucked in like that! I can just imagine biting into the little pockets - divine!

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  20. That coffee cake would definitely win some points with my hubby ;)

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  21. Mmm looks so sweet & delicious!

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  22. Yes! Isn't it the best! I'm glad you liked it!

    I hate computer problems! My hubs actually blames it on all the food blogging I do, lol!

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  23. Computer issues drive me nuts.. I saw this on teresas blog and loved the look of it also. Thanks for remminding me bout it.

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  24. Ahh computers - can't live with them - can't live without them. Never did a coffee cake before. Will have to rectify that because it looks delectable!

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  25. I know that computer feeling all too well. Comp issues always hamper thing aside from the fact that most of my work deals with computers. Eek! Lol.

    Nicely done on the coffee cake. I remember seeing these on Teresa's blog and drooling over them. Now you've got me drooling over these again.

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  26. Bummer about the computer! The cake looks very sinful and good--what you come to expect from a
    Paula recipe of course!

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  27. Now THAT's a cake!! Sorry to hear about your fickle computer...hope it gets better soon.

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  28. Bookmarking this now! That cream cheese addition sounds too good to pass up!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks so decadent. Hope your computer woes disappear! I left an award for you on my blog.

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  30. Funny how addicted we get to our electronic connections and the outside world. I DID notice you had not been as active! But a wonderful post here and hope you get back online regularly soon :-)

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  31. I hope your computer "feels better soon". I know how that goes...thanks again for the Mozilla suggestion. It was a permenant fix for me. I love this coffee cake. I've had it before at a Williams Sonoma cooking class. The chef said she makes Italian cheese bread with this recipe. She puts mozzarella cheese inside the biscuit, rolls it in garlic and olive oil, and bakes the same way. She bakes in the bundt pan and puts marinara in the middle of the ring. I like it both ways. Yours looks really pretty : )

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  32. I remember her making that on one episode and I so wanted some! I'd forgotten about it, but here it looks even better!!

    I was wondering where ya were. Sorry for the 'puter problems - that is horribly annoying. Hope you can get it fixed soon. I can't imagine chasing around town to find a computer to use.

    Oh goodness, that mozzarella marinara version that Kim is talking about sounds yummy too.

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  33. Wow...This looks great Colette!!!
    How does the cream cheese mixtue in the middle taste?

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  34. Sorry to hear about the computer problems you are having. They tend to be so frustrating but hope to have you back soon. Your cake sounds delectable.

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  35. Hello, thank you for stopping by my new blogsite.

    That coffee cake sure does look yummy!

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  36. This looks so simple and so good. Of course if it's from Paula, I'm sure it's great (and buttery!)

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  37. That looks absolutely wonderful. It's a pity we can get those biscuits in the UK!

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  38. Holy canoli! That looks awesome!

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  39. I saw this in your header and finally found it! Yay!
    ~ingrid

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  40. Got a question: if I don't have a possibility to buy refrigerated bisquits, what kind of dough should I use instead?

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  41. @Happy-Go-Lucky... most white bread doughs would work fine. This one: http://www.girlichef.com/2011/08/sugar-and-spice-monkey-bread.html is one that I use for monkey bread (which is basically the same thing)...it would be a perfect substitute!! =)

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  42. thanks, I'll definitely try it later on.

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