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Fruit and Streusel Coffee Cakes

 Fruit and Streusel Coffee Cakes
Give your guests their choice of flavors with this old-fashioned recipe. It makes two coffee cakes—one cherry and one apricot.
30 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • STREUSEL:
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, butter, egg yolks, salt, yeast
  • mixture, remaining sugar and 1 cup flour; beat on medium speed for 3
  • minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough
  • will be sticky).

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Fruit and Streusel Coffee Cakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the top.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 1 hour. Punch dough down.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Press each
  • portion into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spoon apricot
  • filling over one pastry and cherry filling over the other.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops. Cover and let rise
  • until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm. Yield: 2 coffee cakes (15 servings each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece apricot coffee cake: equals 301 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. 1 piece cherry coffee cake: equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.