Smucker's® Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake Recipe -
Smucker's(R) Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake Recipe

Smucker's® Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake

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"Sweet swirls of cherry preserves make this coffee cake especially delightful."

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Original recipe makes 2 Coffee Cakes Change Servings


  1. Heat 1-1/4 cups milk, salt, granulated sugar, and shortening in small saucepan just to boiling; cool to lukewarm (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F).
  2. Stir in yeast; transfer mixture to medium bowl.
  3. Add one cup of the flour to milk mixture; beat well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a thick batter; beat until smooth. Let rise, covered, in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about one hour.
  4. Stir batter down. Pour batter into two greased nine-inch round cake pans; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about one hour. Make a swirl design on top of batter with a floured spoon; fill grooves with preserves, using 1/4 cup for each coffee cake.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Bake coffee cakes until golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pans, cool on wire racks.
  7. Fill grooves with remaining preserves.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, with enough milk to make thin glaze consistency; drizzle over warm coffee cakes. Sprinkle with almonds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2010

This is wonderful. Since I don't like Cherries or anything flavored in Cherry. I used STrawberry instead. Will defiantely make again and again and my family loved it. If you don't love to back probably not the recipe for you as it does take a little time, but it was perfect for me!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2014

This looked and sounded like it should be greeat; however, it turned out to be so bland that I kept going over the recipe to see if I missed something. Not something we'll try again.


10 Ratings

Apr 14, 2010

SPLIT THIS IN TWO UNLESS YOU WANT TWO LARGE COFFEE CAKES!! You wouldn't notice that unless you read the recipe first. I don't think you'll need two big cakes (large plate size) at once. A nice sweet-bread type coffee cake with a light glaze and a small stripe of cherry in each piece. My husband really likes this. It's not what I traditionally think of as coffee cake (more bumpy with sugary bits, and a square instead of a circle, I guess - lol), but that's what makes it special. It looks a little fancier, I think. I used Bonne Maman Preserves (Cherry) from France b/c that's what they had at our Vons, and it was good.

Jul 11, 2011

I have reviewed the recipe to be sure that I didn't so something wrong and I really don't think I made a mistake, but who knows. My husband and I thought it was VERY bland.

Feb 02, 2011

I made this late at night and tasted it right away--at that point it was fantastic; practically melted in my mouth. However, by the next morning it already tasted stale to me. I would definitely recommend the recipe if you are baking it right before you serve it; however if I hadn't tasted it until the next morning I wouldn't be making it again. I substituted raspberry jam for the cherry preserves because that is what I had on hand, and omitted the almonds. The glaze is a must--it adds some needed sweetness.

Apr 28, 2014

I added a little almond paste to the swirl and some almond extract after reading a few reviews that it was bland. Used black cherry jam.

Jan 01, 2014

If dough is bland add a small amount (1/4 tsp?) of almond extract to it and the powdered sugar glaze. That should help!

Mar 12, 2013

My husband and I thought the coffee cake was bland as well. Disappointed, it looked so good. 375 for baking was definetly too high. I should have gone with my instinct and baked it at 355.


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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