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Double Macaroon Coffee Cake

Yield 9 servings
If you like macaroon cookies, you'll love this decadent coffee cake replete with a coconut-almond-flavored filling and an almond streusel top.


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, divided
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces

How to Make It

  1. Beat 3/4 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  2. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in coconut extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

  3. Spoon half of batter into a greased 9" square pan. Combine flaked coconut, sweetened condensed milk, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon almond extract; stir well. Spread over batter in pan. Spread remaining batter over coconut mixture.

  4. Combine 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and almonds. Cut 1/4 cup butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over batter. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Christmas with Southern Living 2001