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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

This from-scratch coffee cake is quick to put together, and it easily serves a crowd. While it's delicious with peach or apricot pie filling, I like to make it with cherry or strawberry filling during the holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 can (21 ounces) peach pie filling
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and beat just until combined.
  • 2. Spread 3-3/4 cups batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Carefully spoon pie filling to within 1 in. of edges. Spoon remaining batter over filling.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (cover loosely with foil if edges brown too quickly). Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 289 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Easy Coffee Cake

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lvarner User ID: 35803 253219
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"I have made this twice and it turned out well both times. The first time that I made it, it was thinner than I prefer so next time I made it in a 13x9x2-inch pan and baked for approximately 30 minutes, which worked well. I also varied the second one by using cherry pie filling rather than peach. I lvoe that the flavor can be changed by simply altering the type of pie filling used. This tasted so good and was very pretty. Next time I will try sprinkling some almonds on top (which I think will go well with the almond extract used in the icing)!"

2lakes User ID: 7689908 136135
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"This is great! I can't wait to try it with other flavors."

funny2 User ID: 6096325 55521
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"this is so easy and a very good coffee cake."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 59418
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"You could not ask for a better coffee cake. It is scrumptious!"

jbielinski User ID: 1767019 148829
Reviewed May. 13, 2012

"There is NO way this is done in 20-25 minues! I baked it for approx 35 minutes, and my oven is dead on!"

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 119106
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"I usually don't like canned fillings, but this was amazing! I can't believe how easy it was to make too. The flavor gets even better after it sits a day."

hatch1536 User ID: 2985914 55520
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"instead of peach pie filling i used peach slices and some homemade peach jam. it was a hit!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 85650
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"This was a breeze to put together on Christmas morning. I subbed cherry pie filling for the festive look. I loved the coffee cake was made in a large 15x10 pan. Perfect for serving alot of guests."

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