Danish Coffee Cake Recipe

Real Restaurant Recipe

By using this restaurant Danish Coffee Cake Recipe you'll discover one of life's simple pleasures.

This restaurant recipe for Danish coffee cake is flaky and tender. Restaurant guests have voted it as a favorite restaurant recipe for over three decades!

Danish Coffee Cake Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 10-12

Ingredients for coffee cake:

First part:


  • 1 cube (4 ounces) butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of flour


Second part:


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cube (4 ounces) butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring


Ingredients for frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small amount of melted butter
  • A splash of coffee
  • Slivered almonds

Instructions for restaurant coffee cake:

Use the butter and flour and water in "part one" to make the bottom crust of this recipe. The butter should be chilled.

  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or blend with your fingertips until the texture is like coarse crumbs (about the size of peas)
  • Sprinkle the two tablespoons of water evenly over the surface of the mixture
  • Blend only until the ingredients are moistened and the dough can be shaped into a ball
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface
  • Roll the dough out to a thickness of 1/8 inch and ease it gently into the pan you are using

"Part Two"

  • Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a sauce pan with one cube of butter and almond flavoring until the butter is melted
  • Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add one cup of flour
  • Combine the mixture until it leaves the sides of the pan
  • Add one egg at a time, stirring after each addition
  • Spread the mixture over the bottom crust all the way out to the edges
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour and let it cool slightly


Instructions for frosting:

  • Combine all frosting ingredients except the slivered almonds in a mixing bowl until the frosting is smooth and the consistency allows you to drizzle the frosting over the warm coffee cake
  • After drizzling the frosting over the cake, sprinkle with the slivered almonds

This Danish coffee cake recipe is best when served the day you bake it.

Enjoy your Danish cake and the company of the people you share it with! Enjoy all the real restaurant recipes on the website. - Donna

"To the person who affixed the word 'coffee' to the word 'cake,' thereby justifying the eating of cake for breakfast ...I salute you oh unnamed hero."