Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fruit Swirl Coffeecake

Fruit Swirl Coffeecake

1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 can fruit pie filling, any flavor
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tablespoons milk

Add sugar, butter, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, and eggs to medium bowl.
Mix on low until blended.
Then on high for 3 minutes.
Add flour.
Mix just until combined.
Spread 2/3 of the batter into a greased 10x15" cookie sheet that has sides (also known as a jelly roll pan)
Dump on pie filling. My mom always makes cherry but I prefer apple!
Spread as best you can.
Drop remaining batter by tablespoons over top of filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake area comes out clean.  Cake should be golden brown.  Careful not to overcook!
Mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth.  Start off with 1 tablespoon of milk and then add 1/2 tablespoon at a time until it is runny but not too runny. This particular day I only needed 1-1/2 T.
Drizzle over top of coffeecake while cake is still warm.  Cut and serve.  I prefer mine warm but it is definitely still good at room temp!

Strawberry filling is pretty delicious too!


  1. This looks so good. Would be great to take to my Sunday School class one week.

    Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. I'm pinning this to my Breakfast of Champions board.

  2. G'day! These look lovely, true!
    I always enjoy seeing step by step photos too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  3. This looks super delicious! I am pinning it :)

  4. I love making coffee cakes, this is so delicious and perfect for a weekend or for brunch. Thanks so much for sharing a delicious and easy recipe.

    1. You are welcome Joanne, thanks for stopping by!