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Winter Fruit Coffee Cake

 Winter Fruit Coffee Cake
People will says this homey cake creates a flashback to their grandmother's kitchen. Filled with apples, pears and raisins, this spice cake is dressed up with a streusel topping. The heavenly scent of it baking will have your family gathered in the kitchen waiting for a piece.—
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CAKE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled ripe pear

Directions

  • In a small bowl, soak the raisins in brandy for 1 hour.

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Winter Fruit Coffee Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. With clean hands,
  • work butter into sugar mixture until well combined. Add pecans.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda, spices and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately
  • with sour cream. Fold in the apple, pear and raisins (do not drain
  • raisins). Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with topping.
  • Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 338 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.