Fruit Filled Coffee Cake


Fruit Filled Coffee Cake

Fruit Filled Coffee Cake
1 Hr 15 Min

This is a secret Amish recipe for a Fruit Filled Coffee Cake that is simply incomparable. With swirls of cherry pie filling running through every heavenly bite, this is no ordinary coffee cake.

What You'll Need

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry or your favorite pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together eggs, 1-1/2 cups sugar, the oil, juice, and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Pour half the batter into prepared baking dish. Spread pie filling over batter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix remaining sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the mixture over pie filling.
  4. Spoon remaining batter over pie filling then sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  5. Bake 15 minutes then reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake 60 more minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


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can I make this cake on a round cake pan? Can I add more orange juice or milk to make the batter more thin?

It was okay. I don't know if the cake could handle it structurally, but a second can of pie filling would help enormously.

Too bad i can't edit my comment as I would change my rating to 4 stars. The cake was more moist the second day. I believe that over time the cake absorbed more of the pie filling.

That's an awful lot of oil. Can you substitute apple sauce for any amount of it?

Hi there! While the Test Kitchen has not made this recipe using applesauce as a substitute for vegetable oil, we do think that it is an equivalent substitution. We recommend cutting the oil in half and using apple sauce. Let us know how this turns out for you. Enjoy!

What can I use instead of the orange juice? I don't want to have to buy a whole carton of it for just 1/4 cup. I don't drink OJ.

Hi there! If you do not want to use orange juice in this recipe, you can substitute milk. Enjoy!

In December I made it and used whole berry cranberry sauce that I warmed so it would spread between the layers and it got rave reviews!


this looks down right tasty

This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to make it!

This would be even better if made with STRAWBERRY PIE FILLING. YUMMY!!!!

Great jumping-off recipe to try all your favorite fillings !

Now this what a real fruit cake is suppose to look like not like the ones with the creepy dried fruit pieces! Look delicious!

Looks like a great Christmas morning treat - I like the idea of using blueberry or maybe apple filling. Thanks!

This looks good with the cherry filling.

Made this recipe with blueberry. Was great.

I love coffee cake so I will try this.

This recipe has winner written all over it. This will go with my other recipes, and definitely will be made.

I think coffee cake is one of the more under-appreciated foods. This looks delicious, and is easily customized per personal tastes. Thanks!

I have made this using raspberry pie filling. It was SO good! )

I have made this and it is so good. I use apple pie filling as my family doesn't like the cherry. It is easy to make, easy to serve and easy to store.

Looks delicious. I would probably try this!

i love coffee cake never put anything it , but this looks very yummy , must try

This looks awesome! Will be back to rate very soon!

looks yummy, I'm eager to try it! Looks simple and easy to make.

This looks so delicious it is making my mouth water )

Well......All I can say about this cake is that if I was a member of the Catholic faith, I would now know what I was going to give up for Lent. This was awful. Cake was very dry, what flavor it did have was from all the oil. Will not be making this one again.

Cake was very good but baking time was more like 40 - 45 min not the 60 called for after decreasing temp. Have newer gas oven.

Great recipe!

Wonderful recipe It is delicious... IF you do not know how to follow directions or handle a simple thicker type batter,Please do not try baking from scratch and stick to cake mixes out of the box I have been baking over 50 years Since when did recipes have to have warnings about the textures and thickness of batters? There are all kinds of batters with varying textures These directions are plain direct Quick and easy too! Thank you Mr Food staff... Keep'em coming!

I would like to try this but ratings vary so drastically I'm afraid to. Is the batter supposed to be thick?

The batter is very thick. I pat it out with a gloved hand and add the pie filling leaving a one inch border around the edge. I gently pat the top batter trying not to get the pie filling on top of the batter, (it also pushes the filling outward). It takes some time. I have made it several times with good results.

recipe was not explicit enough .batter was so dense,that the cake was atotal waste and disaster.all ingredients used went into the garbage.directions should be upgraded

Can you please let us know what you feel we could have done differently with the instructions? We thought it was very detailed, but perhaps you have a suggestion, which we would be very welcome to hear! Thank you!

I would mention that flour should be added gradually, in small amounts. I have not tried this recipe, but do hope to do so very soon !

I love this cake I make for all my family party , very good and easy to make

Very light and tasty!

Would you define the word "pour", it seems as if there is something missing or we were expecting more as the batter was more like cookie dough than a cake mix?? Thanks

to vince61 5596225 I found the same problem.batter was very thick ,so the cake was a disaster


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