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Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping Recipe

Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Spread half of batter in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine cherry spread and food coloring if desired; spread over batter. Top with remaining batter.
  • 3. 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.