Award Winning Cherry Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe by Marlene K in California won 1st prize in the *Breakfast Favorites Recipe Contest* . According to Marlene, this coffee cake is a Christmas brunch tradition for her family & a 2nd version using blueberries is also made for the 1 family member who does not care for cherries. Frankly, I think it would also work well as a lunch or dinner party dessert. :-) *Enjoy* !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 11x15 inch jelly roll pan.
  2. In a lrg bowl, beat sugar, butter, shortening, baking powder, vanilla extract, almond extract & eggs on low until incorporated . then on high for 3 minutes. Stir in flour.
  3. Spread 2/3 of batter in pan. Spread pie filling evenly over batter. Drop the remaining batter evenly in dollops over pie filling.
  4. Bake till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes). Drizzle w/glaze while still warm.


Most Helpful

What a delightful and easy coffee cake to make! I made this exactly as posted, and was rewarded with a moist and delicious dessert. The almond flavor comes through nicely and adds the perfect touch. I think it is a great complement to the cherries. The consistency of the glaze was perfect, but I think it should be added when the cake is cooler if you want a more solid coating of icing. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

JackieOhNo! September 02, 2014

this is an excellent coffeecake great for potlucks cakepops on parade

Dienia B. September 06, 2014

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