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Glazed Cherry Coffee Cake Recipe

Glazed Cherry Coffee Cake Recipe

With its pretty layer of cherries and crunchy streusel topping, this coffee cake is great for breakfast. Or you can even serve it for dessert. —Gail Buss, Beverly Hills, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size), divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups cake mix, flour, yeast and water until smooth. Stir in eggs until blended. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Gently spoon pie filling over top.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix butter and remaining cake mix; sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, corn syrup and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 268 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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lvarner User ID: 35803 253220
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"This was easy to make and came together quickly, start to finish. I like being able to vary the flavor so simply, just by altering the type of pie filling used. The use of yeast gives gives a nice, different texture to the coffee cake. This coffee cake is attractive and tastes great. I love that it uses cake mix - makes it so easy!"

joan.kelley User ID: 3907347 245668
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"does the yeast have to be prepared first or just pour it in?"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 242232
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"Delicious and very easy. I will definitely make this again. The only change I would make was to make one and one-half times the amount of glaze and I put it on the cake right as it came out of the oven. Next time, I will mix cold butter with the remaining cake mix and sprinkle it over the top. The melted butter mixed with the remaining cake mix turned into batter which I just evenly dropped by tablespoonfuls over the top of the coffee cake. That was good, but a true streusel topping would be good, too."

bonniefelland User ID: 4821838 232106
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Took to church potluck ; reminded one person of coffee cake his grandma made. Loved it!"

corkymonster1977 User ID: 7017080 215084
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"My whole family liked this. I added some nutmeg and almond extract to the cake batter. Left the glaze off. It is sweet enough without it. Just dusted it with powdered sugar."

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 143841
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"very good"

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 143647
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"It's a favorite. The yeast with the cake mix just makes all the difference."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 143645
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I've made this coffee cake a # of times and I LOVE this recipe! Today I decided to experiment & I prepared the batter and used two greased and floured 9" layer pans (foil pans). I used one can jellied cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup ground navel orange and about 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries for the filling. I prepared the crumb topping, evenly divided the batter, filling and crumb topping and baked for 45 to 50 minutes. I thought that this could be an alternative to making one large cake! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

Karen Mackley User ID: 5517406 89419
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"I followed the recipe to a "t", and it smelled heavenly. After it sat a few hours the topping turned to "goo" .... and was too sweet to be enjoyable. We had to toss out 2/3 of the cake the next day as it was just not "enticing" enough to eat."

AnneMarieJ User ID: 1689945 160186
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"My husband isn't big on coffee cakes, but he LOVED this one!!! It was so easy! Definitely a keeper!"

tanya_tml User ID: 3098850 143839
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"Tastes great! The flavor is better than some of the others from scratch. I will use this recipe again for sure!"

Rhonda Jackson User ID: 4228904 208210
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"Made twice already!! Very very good!!"

debbie4401 User ID: 4428285 113328
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"awesome cake recipe...I used a white cake mix and blackberry pie filling."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 113320
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2009 Edited Feb. 13, 2012

"I've used this recipe from time to time and have even substituted different flavors of pie filling for the cherry filling! I DID add 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg to the topping mixture! All in all, this recipe is wonderful! Whenever I get an opportunity, I buy the yeast and pie filling + yellow cake mix or other cake mix to fit in with the flavor or the pie filling! It's a recipe which I have enjoyed preparing and have gotten compliments on!

Dawn E. Lowenstein"

carol drapac User ID: 1488881 160921
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"This is my favorite coffee cake. I can make it so quickly and when I take it somewhere, it gets devoured."

skipnglo User ID: 975293 92766
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"Cherry Coffee cake

Took three pans to church twice and both times they were devoured. Yummy!!"

pambern User ID: 3009639 143838
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2008

"This is delicious! One of the simplest but best coffee cakes I've made."

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