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Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake

I started cooking at age 13 when my brother, sister and I moved from an orphanage into a house with 13 rooms and 10 people. My sister and I became the household cooks. To this day, I like to cook but hate washing the dishes! — Charlene Griffin, Minocqua, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, shortening, extracts, baking powder and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended; beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in flour.
  • Spread two-thirds of the batter into a greased 15-1/2-in. x 10-1/2-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Spread pie filling over batter; drop remaining batter by tablespoonful over filling. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Combine the confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over coffee cake. Serve warm.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Drain a can of pitted cherries and add to the cherry pie filling for extra-cherry goodness.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 285 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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