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Cream-Filled Coffeecake Recipe Cream-Filled Coffeecake Recipe

This recipe is recreated from the archives of Doris Knutson, who was famous in Wisconsin for her cream-filled creations. She was asked many times to share her recipe and always declined. Her family gave out the formula at her funeral, which left out any amounts for flour, or baking time, or pan size. We’ve tested and tweaked, and along the way discovered that Doris was, indeed, a master of her craft. This is a light cake with delicious filling and a sweet, crunchy top.

At a glance

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Total
Yield
1 large or 2 small cakes, 20 servings

Nutrition information

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, soft
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups additional King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, soft
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Filling

  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Dough

  • 3 1/2 ounces sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces milk
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 ounce cold water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 10 1/2 ounces King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 1/4 to 7 1/4 ounces additional King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Topping

  • 2 1/2 ounces brown sugar
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, soft
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 ounces King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Filling

  • 1 ounce King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 ounces milk
  • 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Dough

  • 99g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 170g milk
  • 57g unsalted butter, soft
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 298g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 177 to 206g additional King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Topping

  • 71g brown sugar
  • 57g unsalted butter, soft
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 85g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Filling

  • 28g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 170g milk
  • 113g (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. To make the dough: In a large bowl or the pan of your bread machine, combine the sugar, salt, and butter. Heat the milk and pour over. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the butter is melted. Add the water, eggs, and vanilla, stirring to combine. Let the mixture rest until it cools to lukewarm. Stir in the yeast and the 2 1/2 cups flour. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the additional 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups flour; start with the smaller amount and see how the dough behaves, adding 1/4 cup more if it’s still very sticky. Mix and knead for 6 to 8 minutes at slow to medium speed with your mixer; or use the dough cycle on your bread machine.
  3. The dough will be soft, smooth, and silky; perhaps just slightly sticky to the touch. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours, until puffy-looking and almost doubled. Or let your bread machine finish its cycle.
  4. To make the topping: Combine the brown sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon, and flour, mixing with a fork or your fingers until crumbs form. Set aside.
  5. To shape and bake the cake: Deflate the dough, round it into a ball, and place it into a greased 10″ springform pan. Cover with greased plastic or a large inverted bowl until the dough domes an inch above the rim of the pan, about 45 minutes. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F. When the dough is ready, sprinkle it with the topping (some will slide down). Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a paring knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool it in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes before tilting it out of the pan and returning it to the rack to cool completely.
  6. To make the filling: While the cake cools, put the flour in a small saucepan. Add the milk a little at a time, stirring to make a smooth mixture.
  7. Cook the flour and milk over medium-low heat just until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and cool. In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, then whisk into the flour/milk mixture.
  8. To assemble: Split the cooled cake horizontally, and spread the filling on the bottom layer. Replace the top and refrigerate the cake until 30 minutes before serving.
  9. Yield: 1 large or 2 small cakes, 20 servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size77g
  • Servings Per Batch20
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories246
  • Calories from Fat90
  • Total Fat10g
  • Saturated Fat6g
  • Trans Fat0g
  • Cholesterol44mg
  • Sodium105mg
  • Total Carbohydrate34g
  • Dietary Fiber1g
  • Sugars14g
  • Protein5g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.

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