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Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe
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Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar blend
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 278 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and sugar blend on medium speed for 2 minutes or until crumbly. Beat in the eggs, applesauce, oil, vanilla and butter flavoring. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour half of the batter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Carefully top with remaining batter. For topping, combine the flour, sugars and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 18 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Originally published as Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 278 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 2 starch.

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