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Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake

I like to find fabulous light coffee cake recipes to enjoy with my coffee on relaxing weekend mornings. This one is a favorite. —Peggy Fleming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and crumbly. Beat in the egg yolks, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  • Pour half of the batter into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray and floured; sprinkle with nut mixture. Pour in remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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