This Fruit Coffee Cake is always a big hit in my family! I have baked it for friends and family as well! Everyone loves the light, the airy and crumbly feel of this cake. You can practically eat the whole thing!
I had the absolute pleasure of cooking and decorating this cake with my son the other day. From the ingredients, it is pretty basic.
We just LOADED it up with a TON of different fruit as you can see and put Sugar Glaze Icing on top. WOW!
My son took a bite, opened his eyes real wide, and couldn’t speak for a minute, then he said: “Mom, you can win any contest with this one!”. I told him that I did, in the “Cooking Time” group a couple of years ago.
Please watch the video below on how to make Fruit Coffee Cake!If you have a soft fruit on hand that you didn’t eat in time, this is a great recipe to use it in!
How to make Sugar Icing
Quick Sugar Icing (makes about 1 cup of frosting)
– 1 cup Powdered sugar
– 4-6 Tbsp. Milk
– ½ Tsp. Vanilla extract
As you can see by the ingredients it’s very basic and low in sugar, flour, and oil.
On those rare occasions that I do bake – this is Mostly Requested One!
You can use this recipe for a cake or make a dozen regular size muffins with this recipe. Give this a try, you won’t regret it!
I have used the following fruit. On the bottom: all baking dish covered with Blueberries and Cherries. On top decorated with: Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries, and Grapes.
A feast for the Eyes and the Taste Buds, right?
The imagination has no limit! You can create your own masterpiece!
I did not specify the amount for the fruit before, since every time I’ve used different amounts and this recipe is so forgiving no matter how much fruit you mix in.
If you use “heavier” fruit, add it to the bottom of the baking dish and then pour batter on top. I’ve used anywhere from about 2 Cups to 4 Cups when I’ve used a cookie sheet.
The time will need to be adjusted. bake for 25 minutes and check for doneness. It is very difficult to give a specific time since it depends on the type of baking dish you use.
I have included many pictures to give you an idea of the design for your cake.
I have used this Beautiful Bavaria Bundt Pan by Nordic Ware that I have bought on Amazon along with another one that I use all the time. You can purchase here:
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You can PRINT the Picture recipe below if you like. I have it FRAMED in my Kitchen!!!
This recipe is a KEEPER!
WHY DO THEY CALL IT COFFEE CAKE?
Coffee cake is a term given to foods that are intended to be eaten with coffee or other brunch-type foods.
Imagine little cakes you would serve at a tea party or having coffee with a group of friends.
There is generally NO COFFEE in the actual cake! It often refers to a sweet cake, with a drizzled white icing or crumb topping, and is usually eaten with coffee.