An easy, glazed cherry-filled coffee cake is ready in just one hour.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
10 mins
1 hr
24 servings


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat first 5 ingredients with mixer until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch pan; top with spoonfuls of pie filling.

  • Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; sprinkle with nuts. Cool 10 minutes.

  • Mix sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Cool completely.

Kraft Kitchens Tips:

Note: If glaze is too thick to drizzle, add milk, by teaspoonfuls, until of desired consistency.

Substitute: Change the flavor of the coffee cake by preparing with your favorite pie filling, such as blueberry, apple or strawberry.

Substitute: Substitute chopped PLANTERS Walnuts for the almonds.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 160.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 5 stars
I used Comstock MORE FRUIT Cherry pie filling. I like lots of fruit. Also, used two 9 in. round pans, so I could give one away. I lined the pans with waxed paper, so I could turn them out before putting the nuts and glaze on. 2nd review: I now have used a Lemon Cake mix, and lemon pie filling. Then sprinkled a generous 1 C. of thawed frozen blueberries on top. I have lots of pecans so normally use them. It turned out great!! Also, tried a jelly roll pan one time. Too much batter for that = it ran over the sides when baking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this cake yesterday for our teachers' breakfast. I used a yellow cake mix and apple pie filling. Had to bake it 45 min. instead of the 35 as stated in the recipe. Made the icing and put it in a sandwich baggy, cut the tip off and drizzled it diagonally on the cake. It tasted wonderful and was perfect for breakfast/brunch. The presentation was beautiful too. This was the cake everyone loved and wanted the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
WOW!! This is least with my changes. I omitted the eggs, water and sour cream and prepared the cake as instructed on the box and then added the cinnamon. I also used a yellow cake mix and blueberry pie filling. Soooo good, I really cant tell you how great this is. Boy am I glad to have leftovers! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Our son, who lives in Minneapolis, will be spending the night with us tonight as he will be on a brief business trip in Wisconsin. I wanted to have a sweet treat for him but because I am on crutches following knee surgery I am unable to cook or bake right now. Hubs is already filling in for me for dinner (he's a great cook!) but he also good-naturedly agreed to bake a simple coffee cake for me, even tho' he's never baked a thing in his life. I think he turned out a beautiful and delicious cake with this recipe! (See photos in my profile) I had him bake it in a Bundt pan rather than a 9x13, and it was perfectly baked in 50 minutes. The cake is moist and rich, even tho' there is no fat added other than the sour cream (he used full-fat). And the cinnamon does a fairly good job of masking that characteristic "cake mix taste." If a complete novice like Hubs can turn out such a beautiful and delicious cake with just a little guidance and supervision, it suggests that this is a relatively fool-proof recipe for something that deceptively seems more sophisticated. This will be a repeat, especially for "emergencies!" Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for a covered dish. Everyone loved it. I used a lemon cake mix with blueberry filling. Will make it again soon, this time for my family. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made these for Easter brunch. They were wonderful. I had to bake them longer than suggested and I used chopped pecans on top because that's all I had. I also used apples instead of cherries. It turned out great. I will make these again. Thank you Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I want to give this 2.5 stars. This would be great for a church function where you need a dessert that is easy and fits in a pan and looks cool and doesn't cost much to make. But I wouldn't make this for a distinguished guest, because it's just not very impressive. The cake is only as good as your cake mix. A little cinnamon doesn't make a cake mix great. And a can of pie filling doesn't taste fresh no matter what you do to it. But did we eat it all? Yes. And the kids loved it, because they love cake. So, the rating depends on what kind of recipe you need. functional: 4 stars. taste: 2 stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Always a hit whenever I make it. Thank You! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I made this coffee cake with a white cake mix and strawberry pie filling. I was hoping that it would be a keeper, but... it just wasn't that good. I typically add ingredients in an attempt to make a not-so-healthy recipe healthier. I wanted everyone to enjoy this recipe, since it was made for an Easter gathering, and so I decided not to modify the recipe at all. I used strawberry pie filling because everyone loves strawberries in our family. It was moist, and it did have an interesting texture with the toasted, slivered almonds and icing topping. But the flavor was kinda bland and no one was all too impressed with this dessert. That's just us though, you may like the recipe, so don't let my review deter you from trying this recipe. Read More