Holiday coffee cakes

Holiday Coffee Cakes Recipe

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Leila Rockwell


This is a great recipe to serve at any meal and we like it sliced with a little butter on top and heated up for breakfast or given as a Christmas gift as it was given to us.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 +
2 Hr
30 Min


  • 1 c
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    very warm water
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    eggs--slightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 6--7 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    mashed potatoe granules

  • 2 jar(s)
    apricot -pineapple preserves
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or marg. ---softened
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract

How to Make Holiday coffee cakes


  1. Scald milk and cool until just warm. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl. Add milk, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and extract. Add 3 cups flour and potato granules; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead on floured surface 8-10 min, until smooth and satiny. Place in greased bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place until light and double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down, divide in half. Makes enough dough for 2 coffee cakes
    Prepare your filling by adding it all together and setting aside.
  4. Roll out dough for 1 cake on a floured surface to 15x9 rectangle; spread with 1/2 of the apricot mixture to within 1/2 in" of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, starting with the 15" side. Place on greased baking sheet forming a ring and pinching edges together to seal. Make cuts in ring 1" apart, cutting 3/4 of the way toward center; Let rise again about and hour. Prepare your second cake the same way
  5. Bake in 350* oven 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and Brush with a glaze of 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 2-4 Tble milk and 1 tsp almond extract. Place candied cherries on top

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About Holiday coffee cakes

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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