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Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Ring

 Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Ring
I first sampled this coffee cake at an inn that serves a marvelous breakfast for its guests. It has a pretty cinnamon swirl and a hint of cardamom flavor. I like to make it for my Thursday morning quilt group. -Stell Pierce, Franklin, Virginia
12-14 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl,
  • beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the eggs, milk, butter and
  • vanilla; gradually add to dry ingredients, beating until combined.
  • For filling, combine cottage cheese, sugar and cinnamon in a small
  • bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon half of the batter into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan; top

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Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Ring (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with filling and remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 55-65
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 396 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.