Country Lemon Coffee Cake


2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
Zest of 1 lemon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans


1.Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then sprinkle with flour.

2.In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the butter, milk, lemon extract, lemon zest, and eggs; beat until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish.

3.Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.

4.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

5.In a small bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, and the pecans. Sprinkle over chilled batter.

6.Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut, and serve warm.

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