Cherry Coffee Cake

Cherry Coffee Cake takes a classic coffee cake and adds sweet and tart cherry pie filling as the choice of fruity ingredient. 

Cherry Coffee Cake  on a plate

The cake is made with a yellow cake mix, a layer of cherry pie filling, and finished with a streusel-like topping.  Sip a cup of hot coffee while enjoying a slice of this freshly baked cherry coffee cake! 

ingredients for Cherry Coffee Cake

Recipe Notes:

  • Whenever making cakes, be mindful not to overmix the cake batter once the dry and wet ingredients have been combined, as this can result in a dense and tough cake. 
  • Once your baking time is done, immediately remove the cake and allow it to cool on a wire rack. 
  • If you intend to store leftover cake slices in the freezer, a helpful trick is to store them wrapped individually in plastic wrap. It will keep them fresher for longer and makes it easy to remove them from the freezer whenever you feel like a single slice of this cake. 
Is this coffee cake gluten free?

No. I’ve used all-purpose flour in this recipe and a regular cake mix. You can use gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill flour and a gluten-free box cake mix.

Can I make this Cherry Coffee Cake ahead of time?

You definitely can! This cake freezes well for up to 3 months. Your cake must be completely cool before storing it in the freezer, wrapping the cake with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

What is the best way to store leftovers?

This cherry coffee cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days, although I always find it best tasting when eaten the same day as having been baked.

Place a sheet of parchment paper down on the bottom of the airtight container when storing your leftover cake slices so that they don’t stick to the bottom of the storage container.

Cherry Coffee Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 ½ cups cake mix, flour, yeast, and warm water until well blended. Add the eggs and mix just until combined.mixing batter in mixing bowl
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly across the bottom.batter in baking pan
  4. Drop the pie filling a little at a time to create an even layer.addig cherry pie filling to top of batter
  5. In a small bowl, stir the remaining cake mix and melted butter. Crumble the mixture and sprinkle over the top of the cherry pie filling.mixing crumble topping in a bowlcrumble on top of cherry filling
  6. Bake the coffee cake for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow the coffee cake to cool on a wire rack until warm.baked coffee cake in pan
  7. In a small, clean bowl, stir together the ingredients for the glaze. Spoon the glaze over the top of the coffee cake.glaze added to top of coffee cake
  8. Slice into bars and serve warm.side image of coffee cake
5 from 4 votes

Cherry Coffee Cake

This Cherry Coffee Cake takes a classic coffee cake and adds sweet and tart cherry pie filling as the choice of fruity ingredient.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 oz package yellow cake mix divided
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 oz active dry yeast or 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • cup warm water 120° to 130°
  • 2 eggs room temperature and lightly beaten
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling
  • cup butter melted

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 ½ cups cake mix, flour, yeast, and warm water until well blended. Add the eggs and mix just until combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly across the bottom.
  • Drop the pie filling a little at a time to create an even layer.
  • In a small bowl, stir the remaining cake mix and melted butter. Crumble the mixture and sprinkle over the top of the cherry pie filling.
  • Bake the coffee cake for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow the coffee cake to cool on a wire rack until warm.
  • In a small, clean bowl, stir together the ingredients for the glaze. Spoon the glaze over the top of the coffee cake.
  • Slice into bars and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

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