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Lemon Swirl Coffee Cake

 Lemon Swirl Coffee Cake
My husband and I enjoy visiting homebound persons and always take them goodies, including this coffee cake. It isn’t overly sweet, so even those without a sweet tooth give it rave reviews. —Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk and water. Add butter,
  • sugar, lemon peel, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat
  • until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.

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Lemon Swirl Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon peel. Stir dough down. Spoon
  • a third of dough into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Sprinkle with half of sugar mixture. Repeat layers. Top with
  • remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter,
  • lemon peel and enough lemon juice to achieve desired consistency.
  • Drizzle over cake. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 363 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.