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Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

I like to find fabulous light coffee cake recipes to enjoy with my coffee on relaxing weekend mornings. This one is a favorite. —Peggy Fleming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and crumbly. Beat in the egg yolks, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the sugar mixture alternately with sour cream. In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until tiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  • 2. Pour half of the batter into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray and floured; sprinkle with nut mixture. Pour in remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 328 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"This is a very moist cake. I took it to a church gathering and everyone loved it."

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