Cherry Coffee Cake
This from-scratch Cherry Coffee Cake is a great summer breakfast treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year using canned cherry pie filling! It is bursting with sweet and tart flavors made even more delicious, topped with golden cinnamon crumbs, and drizzled with vanilla glaze.
Servings: 18 bars
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter cold, diced in ¼ inch cubes
- 1 large egg
- 2-4 tablespoons water depending on humidity (see notes)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 can cherry pie filling 21 ounces
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a 13" x 9" x 2" aluminum rectangular cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with a parchment paper sling for easy removal from the pan. Next, spray the sling with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the cubed butter and work it in with your hands until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal; there should be no butter pieces remaining.
Add the egg, water, and vanilla extract to the flour and butter mixture and mix with a fork to form the dough.
Using your hands, press about two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan. Pour the cherry pie filling over the top. Crumble the remaining dough over the pie filling.
Bake in the oven for about 40 - 50 minutes until you see the cherries bubbling and the crumble layer starting to turn golden.
Once cooled, lift the bars from the pan by the ends of the parchment paper sling and transfer them to a cutting board. Mine takes about 2-3 hours to cool completely. Sometimes I let them cool at room temperature for 1 hour and transfer them to the refrigerator to speed things up.
Once cooled, mix ingredients for the glaze and drizzle over the top. Enjoy!
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg