Craisin-Walnut Coffee Cake with Greek Yogurt

  • Yield 20 servings

This cake is moist and delicious with a filling of craisins or raisins, broken walnuts, sugar and, of course, cinnamon.

Jessica Merchant


1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain 2-percent Greek yogurt
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups craisins or raisins


  1. Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the Greek yogurt. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt into another bowl; blend into the creamed mixture, mixing well.
  2. Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 9-inch square pan, or bundt pan. Mix nuts with 1/2 cup of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half of the nut mixture over the batter. Sprinkle all 1 1/2 cups craisins over nut layer. Spoon remaining batter evenly over the raisins; spread carefully. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture over the top.
  3. Bake at 350F for 40 to 50 minutes, until pick, inserted in middle, comes out clean. Cool in bundt pan 10 to 15 minutes, then remove pan and put on rack. Serve warm. Glaze, if desired and decorate.



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