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Lemon Curd Coffee Cake

 Lemon Curd Coffee Cake
I tried this recipe for my son's birthday years ago and fell in love with the tart lemon filling. The powdered sugar glaze and coconut in the topping make it a pretty addition to a brunch or afternoon get-together. -Anne Wickman, Endicott, New York
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • BATTER:
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in butter until
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in coconut; set aside.
  • For batter, in a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder

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Lemon Curd Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
  • crumbs. Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, peel, egg and egg yolk;
  • stir into crumb mixture just until moistened (batter will be stiff).
  • Spread 2 cups batter in a greased 9-in. springform pan; sprinkle with
  • 3/4 cup of coconut mixture. Drop 1/2 teaspoonfuls of lemon curd over
  • the top to within 1/2 in. of edge. Carefully spoon remaining batter
  • over lemon curd; sprinkle with remaining coconut mixture.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or
  • until a toothpick inserted near the comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen;
  • remove sides of pan. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over
  • warm cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 362 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.