Makeover Maple Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

Downsizing the sugar and margarine, and switching to fat-free milk made all the difference in this coffee cake recipe, but without sacrificing one tasty crumb of flavor. —Sharon Boynak, La Porte, Indiana
Makeover Maple Coffee Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in milk and applesauce (mixture may appear curdled). Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to butter mixture just until moistened. Spread half of the batter into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle half of filling over the batter. Gently top with remaining batter and filling. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over coffee cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 318 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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