Hazelnut Coffee Cake with Hazelnut Syrup

Hazelnut Coffee Cake with Hazelnut Syrup

By: Barbara - Royal Oak, MI - Recipe Contest 2015

"Who doesn't like a delicious warm piece of coffee cake any time of day? With it's hazelnut flavor and hint of cocoa and orange, it really hits those taste buds!"

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.



Featured ingredient: Hazelnut Creme Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground


    • 1-1/2 Cups Strong brewed Door County Coffee Hazelnut Creme coffee (to brew strong coffee, use 1/2 the water you normally would use)
    • 1 Cup Sugar
    • 2/3 Cup Canola Oil
    • 1/2 Cup Honey
    • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest


    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup strong brewed Door County Hazelnut Creme Coffee
    • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted for garnish (if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together coffee, sugar, oil, honey, vinegar and vanilla. Add eggs and whisk until combined.
  4. In another large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Whisk in Hazelnut Creme coffee mixture until combined.
  5. Add the 1 cup hazelnuts and orange zest, stir to combine.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven about 1 hour or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan to serving platter.
  10. Brush with some of the Hazelnut Coffee Syrup.
  11. Cool for 30 minutes.
  12. Brush again with syrup
  13. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  14. Serve cake warm with remaining syrup.


  1. Combine all the the syrup ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently stirring occasionally for 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly and is reduced to about 1-1/3 cups.

Serves 12