Orange-Cherry Coffee Cake

Orange-Cherry Coffee Cake

Make this not-too-sweet twist on two mixes your go-to treat for special breakfasts throughout the year. It’s the perfect add to a holiday brunch spread with a colorful topping of our Berry Compote (see image below). Save leftovers for dessert – toast hunks of cake on a hot griddle and serve them à la mode with more compote on top.

coffee cake recipe

  • Yield: 16-20 Pieces
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 Hour

orange cherry coffee cake

coffee cake ingredients

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 (3½ – 3¾ Ounces) Package Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup (8 Ounces) Sour Cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Can of Cherries Packed in Water, drained
  • Zest of 2 Oranges

coffee cake recipe instruction

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
    2. Beat together cake mix, pudding, oil, sour cream, and eggs for 10 minutes. (Use a stand mixer if you can – the batter becomes very thick and hard to manage. A hand mixer will work too, but you’ll need some muscle.) Fold the cherries into the batter.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon, and orange zest. Set aside 3 Tablespoons; fold the rest into the batter and pour it into an ungreased 9×13 baking dish.
    4. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mix over top of the cake batter. Bake for one hour.


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  1. By Pat Charles | November 30, 2012

    This coffee cake will not disappoint you. It is without a doubt the best coffee cake you will ever eat. Much better that anything you can buy. It definitely is a keeper for all times. Moist, great taste and serves alot of people. Great for breakfast or try as a desert with ice cream.

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