Coffee Cake 1952 (yeast)

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

Mom loved coffee cake. Here is another coffee cake recipe but this one is made like a yeast bread, put in the fridge over night, rolled out in the morning, sprinkled with the filling and then rolled up and put in a tube pan, raised, and then baked. Served with a little lemon glaze, too.

Could not find an exact recipe online so have used "replicas" (pictures) that have different ingredients, but I like to have something to show the idea of the recipe -- so your final product may not look exactly like the picture. But it will still be excellent coffee cake!

Enjoy!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

IN SMALL BOWL COMBINE AND SET ASIDE:

1
yeast cake
1/4 c
luke warm milk
2 tsp
sugar

CRUMB TOGETHER LIKE PIE CRUST:

3 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter
2 Tbsp
sugar

COMBINE IN A SEPARATE BOWL:

3
egg yolks, beaten
1 c
cream

FILLING:

1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
walnuts
1/2 c
raisins

GLAZE:

1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
hot water
1 tsp
lemon juice

Step-By-Step

1YEAST CONVERSION TABLE FROM RED STAR YEAST: redstaryeast.com/...conversion-table

Here is a chart that will figure it out for you: etherwork.net/...st_conversions.html
2Dough: Begin by crumbling your 1 cake of yeast (or equivalent) into the 1/4 cup of luke-warm milk plus 2 tsp sugar and let it sit while you prepare the rest of the dough recipe
3Crumb together as if you were making pie dough, the flour, salt, butter and sugar
4Lightly beat the egg yolks then add the cream and mix
5Combine the egg yolk mix with the yeast milk and then add to the flour mixture and make the dough. Cover the dough and place in the fridge over night.
6IN THE A.M. Pull the dough out of the fridge and roll it out on a floured surface while it is still cold to about pizza dough thickness (about 1/4 inch or there abouts).
7Sprinkle with the cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and raisins.
8Roll the dough up jelly-roll style and place in a tube pan. (The recipe does not say a greased pan but it might be helpful. You may put parchment paper on the bottom, instead, if you like.)
9Then, let the dough rest and rise for the next 3 hours.
10Bake 350 F, for 1 hour
11After done baking, remove from pan and place on pretty plate. Let cool.
12Glaze: Combine 1 cup Powdered sugar with two Tbsps of HOT water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Drizzle over cooled coffee cake and serve along side a nice hot cup of coffee.
13NOTE: Some other recipes that I checked used the left over egg whites (beaten stiff) as a layer under the filling ingredients after the dough is rolled out. But, I wondered about keeping them overnight in the fridge...

ALSO: Some other recipes don't place it in a tube pan (which holds it's shape) but they place it on a cookie sheet, rolled up like a giant cinnamon roll. Which I think is prettier, but it makes it more "flat"... your choice.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom