Recipe by SMUCKER'S®
"Sweet swirls of cherry preserves make this coffee cake especially delightful."
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1 1/4 cups
Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
3 1/4 cups
Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
Smucker's® Cherry Preserves
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If dough is bland add a small amount (1/4 tsp?) of almond extract to it and the powdered sugar glaze. That should help!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smucker's(R) Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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