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