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Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping

 Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping
During the 21 years my husband was in the Navy, the wives got together to exchange recipes. This one's from a California woman, and it's great. All five of my daughters have added this to their recipe collections.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cherry 100% spreadable fruit
  • 4 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each
  • addition.
  • Spread half of batter in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine
  • cherry spread and food coloring if desired; spread over batter. Top

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Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with remaining batter.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Cut in butter until
  • crumbly; add walnuts. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 40-45
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 278 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.