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Coffee Lover's Coffee Cake

 Coffee Lover's Coffee Cake
I had this cake at a friend's brunch and she graciously shared the recipe. Now people always request it from me because it's so tasty and always a hit. -Gale Lalmond of Deering, New Hampshire
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; set
  • aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2
  • minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with yogurt,
  • beating just until combined.
  • Spread half of the batter evenly into a 9-in. square baking pan
  • coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with half of the reserved sugar
  • mixture. Repeat layers; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

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Coffee Lover's Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 219 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.