Friendship Coffee Cakes
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makes8 coffee cakes (6 slices each)
- 14-1/2 to 15 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup active dry yeast
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 6 tablespoons 2% milk
- In a very large bowl, combine 8 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a large saucepan, heat water, orange juice and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add the eggs, orange zest and extract; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add chocolate, 1 egg and vanilla. Beat until blended; set aside.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into eight portions. Roll each portion into a 12x7-in. rectangle. Spread about 1/4 cup filling to within 1/2 in. of edges.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams and tuck edges under. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets; pinch ends together to form a ring.
- With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge two-thirds of the way toward center of ring at 2-in. intervals. Separate strips slightly and twist so filling shows. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat remaining eggs; brush over coffee cakes.
- Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over coffee cakes.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 289 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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Jul 12, 2012
I wish I could put a huge banner on this recipe to flag people to it! This bread recipe is so delicious with the orange flavored bread and chocolate cream cheese filling. It is definately a little putsy, but well worth the effort. I first made this for a treat after church. They were gobbled up. The cakes are so pretty and make wonderful gifts. I enjoyed them so much a had to make another batch the next day. I only made 4 at a time. These cakes also freeze well. Put the glaze on after it comes out of the freezer. You really need to try these special breads!