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Braided Coffee Cake

Combining two recipes had a wonderful result in a delicious coffee cake which I serve often to friends and family.—Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12-14 servings

Ingredients

Directions

  • Roll dough into a 14x11-in. rectangle on a large greased baking sheet. Spread filling down center third of rectangle. (If using Fruity Cream Cheese Filling, first spread cream cheese mixture over dough, then top with jam.) On each long side, cut 1-in. strips about 3 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternately strips at an angle across filling (see photo at far right). Pinch ends to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
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  • tinaelsey
    Apr 8, 2013

    I found the dough to be a bit too dry. I might try it again and add a glaze over top. The dough's flavor was good and I made the chocolate filling which was also good. Just a bit too dry for my taste!

  • Bail
    Mar 30, 2011

    i use this recipe in my advanced foods class. it is one that we can actually prepare in 55 minutes and then bake. My students love it!

  • pickup2
    Jan 22, 2011

    Have not tried it. It's to pretty to eat. I love the way she says to do it! Just exactly. ah! She makes it sound simple, it is! pickup2

  • Spiffy64
    May 11, 2010

    WE love these recipes... i usually make a double batch. our favorite filling is the fruity cream cheese one.

  • twylight
    Dec 9, 2008

    Does this recipe freeze once it's completed? My mother always makes a coffee cake for Christmas morning, but freezes it ahead of time to cut back on chaos, and I'm looking for a recipe that will work the same way.