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Cherry Coffee Cake

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 12 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (32-ounce) package frozen bread dough, thawed
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufcha@Gtel), softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.6 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 226 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Roll dough into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

  2. Combine cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla, stirring well. Spoon cheese mixture lengthwise down center third of dough. Sprinkle cherries over cheese mixture; drizzle with honey.

  3. Along 12-inch sides of rectangle, cut 12 (1-inch-wide) strips from edge of filling to edge of dough. Fold strips, alternating sides, at an angle across filling. Brush top of dough with 1 tablespoon milk. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden.

  4. Combine powdered sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, stirring well. Drizzle sugar mixture over warm coffee cake.

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook