Cherry, Orange and Pecan Coffee Cake

Cherry, Orange and Pecan Coffee Cake

Serves 16

The citrus flair from orange marmalade and mandarin oranges deliciously combines with the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in this coffee cake. If you don't have a bundt pan on hand, use a 9x13-inch baking pan. Dust the finished cake with powdered sugar, if you like.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup evaporated cane juice sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup (1 small can) mandarin oranges, drained and coarsely chopped
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil and flour a 10-cup bundt pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cardamom and nutmeg. Stir in cherries and pecans. Set aside. In a second large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until well combined and fluffy. Add milk, juice, vanilla and eggs and beat again until combined. Fold reserved flour mixture into butter mixture a little at a time, stirring just until blended. Transfer half of the batter to the prepared pan and gently smooth out with a spatula. Spoon marmalade evenly over batter, then top with oranges. Pour remaining batter evenly over oranges then smooth top with a spatula.

Bake until dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Set aside to let cake cool in pan until warm, then invert onto a large plate, cut into slices and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 5g protein
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