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Braided Coffee Cake Recipe

Braided Coffee Cake Recipe

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. YIELD:12-14 servings



  • 1. Roll dough into a 14-in. x 11-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. Yield: 12-14 servings.

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tinaelsey User ID: 2368247 29928
Reviewed 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 User ID: 254538 51911
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4287987 76849
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5125460 74912
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

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

twylight User ID: 765140 92168
Reviewed 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."

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