Every time I make this coffee cake for the holidays or church functions, the pan is emptied in a hurry. People rave about it.

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35 mins
20 mins
55 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large bowl, combine flour packet and yeast from hot roll mix. Add sugar. Stir in water, egg, flavoring and 6 tablespoons butter; mix well. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 45-60 minutes. For filling, combine sugar, cinnamon and flavoring. Add nuts; set aside. Divide dough into thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion to a 12-in. circle; place on a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Brush with some of the remaining butter. Sprinkle with a third of the filling. Repeat, forming two more layers, ending with filling. Pinch dough around outer edge to seal. Mark a 2-in. circle in center of dough (do nut cut through). Cut from outside edge just to the 2-in. circle, forming 16 wedges. Twist each wedge five to six times. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm coffee cake.


Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 235.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

Rating: 5 stars
I found this recipe back in 1968 (about). It was in the Pillbury Cookoff Book. If your going to make this coffee cake be sure to plan an afternoon for it. If it doesn't look good don't worry, when it rise's it will come out fine. Then after you put the drizzle on... It will look perfect. At first it is a little confusing. Now that I have the hang of it I make 2 at a time.... and that doesn't make it thru the weekend. It is worth it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
this is my recipe I entered in the alaska state fair in 1998. The big difference is I made it using homemade bread. It is much better that way. It's worth it. good luck! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I taught Family and Life skills for over 30 years and used this recipe in my senior class for most of those years. The recipe came from an old Farm Journal cookbook and was always a favorite of my students being that it was not only a challenge, but tastes great. The only difference between this recipe and the one used in my class is the original had a homemade no-rise yeast dough while this one uses a hot roll mix. The mix takes some of the work out of making the coffee cake. Be sure the individual slices are not pulled out from the center when twisting them. Assembly takes a little longer than usual coffee cakes, but worth the extra time. Wonderful for people who love maple! Pecans can be substituted for the walnuts if desired. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Although mine didn't look exactly like the picture, I thought this turned out pretty good. I made as is, no changes. It's a little time consuming, but overall a good recipe. Read More