Sweet success is sure to be had when you prepare Valma Devall’s mouthwatering coffee cake. “The recipe is delightful,” writes the Kennewick, Washington reader, “but I’d like to see it made over.” Our Test Kitchen cut 60% of the saturated fat and 113 calories from each serving for this lightened-up treat that's sure to wow friends and family.—Valma Devall, Kennewick, Washington
Don't be "intimidated" by the recipe directions for this coffee cake—it really isn't difficult to make.
Try it sometime as a nice brunch item. Don't limit it to that, though...it's also a delicious dessert.
People are delighted to find the ruby cranberry sauce swirled inside this tempting coffee cake. With the crumble topping, moist cake and tangy filling, it won't last long!
-Jeani Robinson, Weirton, West Virginia
Combining banana and almonds in this moist cake is a treat for your taste buds. Enjoy it for breakfast or surprise the kids by putting it in their lunch boxes on the first day of school.
Gina Buzzell, Ogden, Iowa
My Aunt Lillian made her fabulous crumb cake every weekend when we came to visit. She created this recipe back in the '40s. Knowing my father loved it, she shared the recipe with my mother, who passed it on to me. I serve it as a coffee cake for Sunday brunch or for dessert. —Rose Gearheard, Phoenix, Oregon
This sweet crumb-topped cake gets it's moistness from blueberries and cream cheese. "I like to make it ahead and freeze it for times when I have company for breakfast."—Melanie Koehn, Colcord, Oklahoma
This colorful crumb cake from Paula Eriksen has a moist, mouthwatering layer of fresh raspberries and is just as pretty as it is delicious. “It's an excellent recipe,” Paula writes from Palm Harbor, Florida. “I replaced some of the sugar with sugar substitute, some of the white flour with whole wheat, and went from whole milk and butter to skim and reduced-fat. Now it's more healthy for family and friends.”—Paula Eriksen, Palm Harbor, Florida
"Raspberries are abundant at our summer home nearby Aziscohos Lake," shares Marian Cummings, West Paris, Maine. "So I developed this recipe to share the bounty with our guests. The pretty crumb-topped cake's fruity flavor really shines through."