Almond Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Surprise! There’s a fantastic fruity filling hiding in this rich coffee cake.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Fruit-Nut Filling

3/4
cup sliced almonds
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup apricot-pineapple preserves
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Coffee Cake

2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups sour cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon almond extract

Almond Powdered Sugar Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon milk
1/2
teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. In small bowl, mix all filling ingredients until well blended.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Spoon 3 cups batter into pan. Spoon filling over batter to within 1/2 inch of edge. Spoon remaining batter over filling.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. Drizzle glaze over coffee cake. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

Cake flour is milled from select soft wheat, just right for baking tender, fine-textured cakes. Substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour in baking by increasing the flour amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Use 2 tablespoons each apricot preserves and pineapple preserves for the apricot-pineapple preserves, or use 1/4 cup of either preserves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.