Are you a fan of coffee cake recipes made with pie fillings and cake mixes? I do, because that means they are going to be easy, beautiful, and still considered homemade. Glazed Cherry Coffee Cake can be served for breakfast or as a dessert.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the cake with the flour and the yeast; add the water and eggs. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl often; the batter will be very thick. Spread the prepared batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan, smoothing out the top of the cake batter. Spoon the cherry pie filling over the top of the cake batter in the baking pan
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining dry cake mix with the melted butter to make the topping; reserve. Using your finger tips, crumble the topping over the cherry pie filling, then sprinkle the sugar and the sliced almonds over the top.
Bake the cake on the center rack of the oven, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. (There should be no cake batter on the knife, but it's okay if there is cherry pie filling on the knife.)
When the cake is done, place the pan onto a cooling rack. Glaze the cake while it is still warm, but not hot.
Make the Glaze
In a mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt; stir in the the milk, a little at a time until the glaze reaches the desired consistency you desire. Drizzle the prepared glaze over the warm coffee cake.
The sky is the limit for pie fillings in this coffee cake. We love using peach pie filling and also apple pie filling. Sometime I’m even going to try strawberry pie filling.If I don’t have a yellow cake mix on hand, I often use a white cake mix – it works fine. I’ve never tried it, but I also think that a chocolate cake mix with the cherry pie filling would be delicious, too.As for the yeast in this recipe, you can use regular dry yeast or quick rise dry yeast – either one.
Keyword: cherry almond coffee cake, pie filling coffee cake