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Nut Roll Coffee Cake

This walnut-swirled coffee cake is a great taste to wake up to, says Patricia Mele of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. As a finishing touch, drizzle with glaze or add a dusting of confectioners' sugar.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, milk, egg yolks, sugar, salt and flour. Beat until smooth (mixture will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until sugar is dissolved. In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, milk, cinnamon and remaining sugar; fold in egg whites.
  • Divide dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll each portion into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Spread filling evenly over each rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Place one filled roll seam side up in a greased 10-in. tube pan. Top with second roll, seam side down. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 325 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • egen34
    Dec 12, 2009

    Wonderful coffee cake. Moist and if you are a walnut lover; this is for you. Has a wonderful European home baked flavor. Almost like a Hungarian Kolache or a Polish Babka!