Sunflower Coffee Cake

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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

Lovely and simple coffee cake--great for a ladies luncheon.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 rhodes texas frozen dough rolls, thawed but still cold
  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 lemon peel, grated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam or 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • Glaze

  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 -5 tablespoons hot water


  1. Cut one roll in half and place in center of a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Divide remaining half roll in 6 or 7 pieces and roll into balls. Place around center roll. Cut 5 other rolls in half and arrange petals around flower center allowing room for them to rise. Spray with butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Let rise until double, or about one hour. Mix lemon peel with sugar and sprinkle over flower. With finger, depress center of each petal and spoon 1 teaspoon of jam into it. Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan while still warm and pour glaze over the sunflower.
  3. Glaze: Mix powdered sugar, vanilla, butter and water.

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