This brown sugar and almond coffee cake is a delightfully easy to make treat. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast.
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When people think of Valentine’s Day, they usually think of romance and dates with candlelight meals. When children are added to the mix, they don’t want to be forgotten on that special day. At least, my children don’t. They figure if it is a “holiday”, they need to enjoy it as well!
If you have dinner plans with your spouse, why not breakfast plans with your family? This Brown Sugar & Almond Coffee Cake would be the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day celebrations. I made this coffee cake the other day and I wish I could have recorded the children’s reactions for you to see.
“Oh, Mom!” , “Yum!”, “Can I have some now?!?”
Compliments all the way.
My only fault in making this, is I did not add enough brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. I know. Me. The filling is the best part, but making this for the first time, I wasn’t sure if the filling would come out of the sides if I added to much.
Trust me, this coffee cake can take it. Add filling. Add a lot.
You can make this Brown Sugar & Almond Coffee Cake the night before for a great Valentine’s morning treat. I like to put the coffee cake on my cake stand. You could easily add the frosting the morning of serving it. This coffee cake may look complicated, but it isn’t. It is an easy to make breakfast that you can do.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 T oil
- 2 T sugar
- ½ T dry milk
- ¾ tsp salt
- 3¼ c flour (all purpose, I use unbleached)
- 1½ tsp active dry yeast
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 T flour
- ½ c sliced almonds
- 2-3 T butter
- 2 T melted butter
- 2 T water
- powdered sugar
- Add dough ingredients in order listed in bread machine and set the machine on dough cycle.
- After dough cycle is finished, roll dough in a large rectangle on a floured surface.
- Spread butter evenly over dough.
- Mix filling ingredients together and spread evenly over butter.
- Roll the dough up, starting with the longest side. Press ends to seal.
- Take the roll with seam side down and place on a greased baking sheet.
- Take the ends and join them together to form a ring. Pinch the ends to seal.
- Taking a knife, make cuts on the dough 2 inches apart.
- Turn the dough on it's side until filling shows.
- Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
- Uncover and bake @375* for 20 minutes or until done.
- Whisk the melted butter and water together. Add powdered sugar and whisk. (Add enough powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.) I would start with ½ cup at a time. I wanted a pourable frosting.
- Drizzle over cooled coffee cake.