Cherry Coffecake

  • Yield: 16 servings

"This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law when I first married more than 44 years ago. I've made it many times - it's so easy. Now my daughter makes it. It must be good because all three of us, through the years, have won local contests with this recipe."


1 egg
1stick margarine, softened
1cup sugar
2cups flour
2teaspoons baking powder
2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
1cup flour
1cup sugar
1stick margarine, softened
1/2cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place egg in measuring cup and add enough milk to make one cup.
  3. Mix dry ingredients with margarine, then mix all with milk mixture.
  4. Pour into 9-by-13-inch pan. On top of batter, pour cherry pie filling.
  5. For topping, mix flour, sugar, and margarine until crumbly. Add nuts, if desired.
  6. Spread crumbs over top of cherries and bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe by Lorraine Kruse, Louisville, Ill.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 17
  • Calories 380
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Potassium 125mg
  • Carbohydrate 65g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 26g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 2g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 8%