Almond Filled Coffee Cake

One of my favorites any time of the year for baking is spring for fresh baked goods, This almond filled coffee cake is a delicious addition to that cup of coffee in the morning! Check out my simple instructions to make this beautiful risen pastry ring!

During the holiday season,  I like to make a festive creation.

I use red and green candied cherries, drizzled with a little thin set frosting and sliced almonds. I try to make them look like a holly wreath for Christmas.

Today since I am thinking back when mom made this in the cooler months, I wanted to have a slice, reminiscing about the old days.

She just loved to create delicious yeast risen coffee cakes like this one.

Almond Filled Coffee Cake

I love to see how this transforms. I was a little worried on how to design it but after a few attempts of twisting it correctly, it came out like the bakery would do.

It is a little time consuming but truly a work of art how it cooks after it's cut and twisted. Then it pulls apart so easy.
Everyone thinks I am a baking genius when I serve this twisted open filled ring. It really is pretty awesome looking. Such a great feeling of baking accomplishment.

It's always nice to be complimented on something so easy to make that looks so complicated and not at all. My one tip is not to overfill the dough, spread it thin. The first time I made it, I didn't know what to do with the extra filling and opened two cans. So I slathered it in there. That was an ooey gooey mess.

I didn't really appreciate the bread part because it was overfilled with this almond filling and over powering. Just a little goes a long way in flavor. If you really love the sugary sweet than use more. It's really a preference of taste.

When mom would make the pecan one, I love that as well. She would first brush the dough with butter. Then she would add apricot jam in a bowl with the pecans and heat till spreadable only a minute. Spread that on the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Proceed the same way. I was the almond lover in the house. You could do the same with any kind of nuts.

Then dad's favorite was raspberry. Spread with butter on the dough then the raspberry seedless jam. The still brush with eggs whites and add the almonds sliced on top.

If you have another idea in mind please do share in the comments would love to know how you would fill yours or have filled yours with!

Almond Filled Coffee Cake

Mom was a pro at it, she made it often. Dad like a raspberry filling and she actually loved her pecan and cinnamon sugar filling, much like a cookie filling or used for cinnamon rolls with pecans.

I happen to love almonds. This is a sweet dough with a delicious almond filling.

You can use this dough with any of your favorite fillings and great anytime of the year. This one is a classic coffee cake made with yeast and a delicate dough worth all the efforts it takes

Almond Filled Coffee Cake

Almond Filled Coffee Cake 


4 eggs yolks room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 package yeast
2 teaspoons salt
4 - 3/4 cups flour and more for rolling
 2  cans spread very thin on each dough (you will have some leftover)
Egg wash topping:
1 egg whites beaten 
sliced almonds

Heat the butter and milk to lukewarm. In a large mixer bowl using a flat beater, add the flour, yeast, salt to the bowl.

 Pour the lukewarm milk mixture slowly mixing in with the flour along with eggs and vanilla. 

Mix until is forms a sticky ball. Place on a floured board and knead for around 3 minutes with floured hands. Place into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a saucepan cover. Let rise 2 hours.

Roll out, spread with the filling and roll up like a jelly roll then form into a ring, you decide how much or sweet your like it (I used half a can on each two  rings). I like less sugary coffee cakes.

Using a scissors or very sharp knife slice the ring every 2 inches making around 10 cuts. 

Take the cut part, twist so the filling is facing upward.

Cover again with a towel for around 25 minutes.

 Bake on 375 preheated oven brushing with egg whites and slices of almonds. Bake until golden brown on top.

Note: you can use any kind of filling you want I also make this with raspberry filling or pecans with cinnmon, sugar and melted butter mixture.
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  1. Oh my this recipe looks awesome! I love to make bread and I will try this one for sure!
    Thanks so much for sharing. I'm pinning it.
    Happy and blessed Easter.

  2. This would definitely be a favorite of mine. I have a similar recipe I like to make, but for some reason, I alway shave a hard time finding the filling. The Solo brand almond filling used to be everywhere, but now I can almost always only find almond paste. I think it's Chanatry's where I run into it on occasion now, so I grab a few.

  3. Sounds perfect for a special breakfast or brunch! My family would love this!

  4. Sounds and looks delicious, Claudia! You have great memories of your mom!


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