A coffee cake is a type of bread cake that is typically made with yeast dough and topped with streusel. Coffee cakes are often topped with granulated, brown, or white sugar and cinnamon. Some coffee cakes are covered in a crumb topping or streusel which is typically made from flour, butter, brown sugar, and sometimes nuts.
Cherry streusel coffee cake is a type of coffee cake that has cherry pie filling added to the batter along with the streusel topping. The cherry pie filling can be canned or homemade.
This recipe is perfect for those mornings when you need a little something to get you through the day.
Ok, so this recipe uses cherries straight from the can. Pie filling, to be exact. So when I saw this, I was like, “I can’t make that; it feels like cheating, straight from the can…..” But then I was looking at the photos of it, and I didn’t want to wait until fresh cherries were in season and on sale.
And it’s always nice to have a recipe or two that is just really simple to make at a moment’s notice. So in the making of these, I wanted to do individual ones, and then I found the little heart springform pans I got for Valentine’s Day and never got to use.
I only had three and, for some reason, thought, “Oh, that will be fine” the fact that things rise in the oven had completely escaped me. So if you decide to make individual ones, use about 4 or 5 dishes or simply your life a just make a big one so you can have as much as you want and are not restrained to a portion of it.
One thing to change if I were you. Instead of having cake/filling/cake/streusel, have cake/filling/thin cake/lots of streusel. It would make it even better.
Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake
- 2 1/4 cups (281g) flour
- 1 cup (200g) sugar
- 2/3 cup (151g) butter softened
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup (114g) sour cream
- 1/4 cup (59ml) milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 21 oz cherry pie filling
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
Oven 350F. Butter and flour an 8-inch springform pan.
Mix flour and sugar together, then cut in butter until small clumps. Set 1/2 cup aside. Then add baking powder and baking soda to the remaining mix. In a separate bowl, stir sour cream, milk, egg, and almond extract together.
Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Spread 2/3 of the batter over the bottom and sides of the pan. Pour in cherry filling. Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over cherries. Stir almonds into 1/2 cup reserved crumb mix. Sprinkle over cake. Bake for about 50 minutes. Cool before serving.