Coffee Cake Croutons

Oxmoor House
The taste of this easy dessert brings to mind a freshly baked coffee cake. It makes a great late-night snack or a breakfast treat.
3 dozen

Ingredients

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1 (10 3/4-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur
1 cup toasted pecans, ground
1/4 cup sugar

Preparation

Trim crust from pound cake and cut cake into 1" cubes. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and coffee in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool 1 minute. Stir in Kahlúa. Pour coffee syrup mixture into a small bowl and let cool completely.

Combine pecans and 1/4 cup sugar; stir well. Working quickly, dip each cake cube into coffee syrup. Roll each cube in pecan mixture, coating completely. Let cake cubes dry at room temperature on wire racks at least 2 hours.

Created date

October 2003