Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Customize your topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together first 4 ingredients. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk flour mixture into egg mixture.

Step 2

Pour batter into a lightly greased 9-inch round cake pan. Dollop preserves by teaspoonfuls over batter, and gently swirl with a knife. Top with diced fruit and chopped nuts. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. granulated sugar.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 38 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool 5 minutes.

Step 4

Whisk together powdered sugar and 2 1/2 Tbsp. buttermilk. Drizzle over warm coffee cake.

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Ratings & Reviews

September 18, 2016
how much butter?

Husband Enjoyed

February 19, 2016
My husband enjoyed the coffee cake. I would add vanilla flavoring and butter

It's in the breakfast rotation!

February 26, 2017
Just made this for breakfast. A not too sweet treat, I used sliced apples and blueberries, apricot jam and didn't make the icing. I also used butter, and some vanilla sugar because i ran out of regular sugar. It's very moist and light, and i've been requested to make it again next Sunday. 


October 06, 2016
I used peach peach preserves, apples and walnuts.  It was a good coffee cake.  I thought it was a bit dry though.

moekitty's Review

August 17, 2014
This coffee cake is terrific and easy to make. I didn't have shortening so I used coconut oil instead. It worked fine. I used fresh blueberries and strawberry spread. The cake came out delicious. I will make this again. Can't wait to try it with apples and cinnamon next time.

Ellie0's Review

November 03, 2013