Almond Brickle Coffee Cake…and a Virtual Holiday Potluck Brunch

Because this recipe is designated as coffee cake I went ahead and served it in the morning. But let’s call this what it is – this is cake cake. What you can’t see from the photo of this Almond Brickle Coffee Cake is that another layer of toasted almonds and toffee bits runs down the middle of it. A good amount of butter – no surprise as the recipe comes from a butter package – keeps it extra moist. The one element of restraint comes with the glaze. It’s intentionally just a scant drizzle because that’s all it needs. Dessert for breakfast is what this is.

Virtual Holiday Potluck Brunch
Some blogging friends and I are having a Virtual Holiday Brunch Potluck today. Each of us is sharing a dish on our blogs: mains, sides, desserts and a party favor. Here is the lineup:

The Drink
Godiva Mudslide Minitini – Kristen from Dine & Dish

Main Dishes
Gingerbread French Toast – Diane from Created by Diane
Asian Fusion Omelette/Frittata – Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Macaroni & Cheese – Naomi from Bakers Royale

Side Dishes
Potato Casserole – Julie from The Little Kitchen
Hazelnut Roasted Brussel Sprouts – Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce – Sommer from A Spicy Perspective
Almond Brickle Coffee Cake – by yours truly 🙂
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream – Cheryl from TidyMom

Party Favor/Hostess Gift
Dark Chocolate Bark with Ginger, Pumpkin Seeds and Apricots – Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Almond Brickle Coffee Cake

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  1. Great looking cake. Must be delish!

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  2. For me, this would be a tea-time cake, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. In fact, you can send a slice my way if there’s any left over!

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
    • Lydia, we had half a cake when I left for a party on Sunday evening – by breakfast the next morning there was a tiny sliver! 🙂

      Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  3. Looks fabulous

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  4. that sounds so good right now with my boring cup of coffee.

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  5. Jeanette wrote:

    Wow, cake for breakfast – now my kids would love that for a holiday treat! I can smell the butter!

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  6. looks so great!

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  7. Almond toffee steusel?! Yes please!

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  8. JulieD wrote:

    This looks so good, Kathy! So glad you joined in! 🙂

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  9. Katrina wrote:

    Yum! What a great looking cake!

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  10. I’m always looking for different tea-time cakes and this sounds tempting!

    Posted 12.8.11 Reply