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Makeover Maple Coffee Cake

 Makeover Maple Coffee Cake
Downsizing the sugar and margarine, and switching to fat-free milk made all the difference in this coffee cake recipe, but without sacrificing one tasty crumb of flavor.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2
  • minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in milk and applesauce (mixture
  • may appear curdled). Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and
  • baking soda; add to butter mixture just until moistened. Spread half

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Makeover Maple Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • of the batter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking
  • spray.
  • Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle half of filling over the
  • batter. Gently top with remaining batter and filling. Bake at
  • 350° for 30-35 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: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 318 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.