Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

 
 

Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

This week, while flipping through our cookbook collection, a photo from William’s Sonoma Holiday Favorites caught my husband’s eye. The picture that whetted his appetite was an Apricot-Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ring. However, my husband isn’t a fan of apricots, so we tweaked the recipe here and there until we created something more to his liking – a delicious Strawberry-Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ring!

This coffee cake is a wonderful treat to have around the house! It is perfect for guests and is scrumptious when served warm! Give this a try – you’ll love it!

Ingredients:

4 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
   1/3 Cup Sugar
1  —  Tablespoon Quick-Rise Active Dry Yeast
  1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  3/4 Cup Milk
  1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Plus Extra Butter For Greasing
2 —   Eggs
  1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract Essence
  3/4 Cup Strawberry Preserves
9  — Ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
1  — Cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted
  1/2 Cup White Icing – See Recipe Below

Instructions:

1. Combine 2 cups of flour with sugar, yeast and salt in a heavy duty mixer with a dough hook.

2. In a saucepan over low heat, stir the milk and butter together. Clip a candy thermometer onto the pan and heat until the butter melts and the thermometer registers 130 degrees Farenheit.

Step 2

3. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium high speed until well mixed.

Step 3 – With Milk Mixture

Beat in the eggs and the almond extract. Beat in approximately 2 ½ cups of additional flour to make a dough that is semisoft but no longer sticky.

Step 3 – With Additinal Flour

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead, adding flour as necessary to prevent sticking, until smooth and elastic, for 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4

5. Grease a baking sheet. Knead the dough briefly, then roll it out into a 16 x 10 inch rectangle.

Step 5

6. Spread evenly with the preserves, leaving a ½ inch border uncovered.

Step 6

7. Spread evenly with the chocolate.

Step 7

8. Starting at a long side, roll up the dough jelly-roll style and pinch the seam to seal.

Step 8

9. Bring the ends together, forming a ring, and place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Press the ends together to seal.

Step 9

10. Using a sharp knife, cut gashes on the bias around the top of the ring about 1 inch apart, 2 inches deep, and to within 1 inch of the inner rim of the ring. Gently pull open the gashes. Cover with the kitchen towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in bulk, about 40 minutes.

Step 10

11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Bake until golden brown, about 55 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and let cool slightly.

Step 11

12. Drizzle with icing (see recipe below) and sprinkle evenly with the almonds. Serve warm.

Yum!

Serving Size: This recipe makes one 12-inch coffee cake that serves 10 people.

White Icing Recipe

Ingredients:

1    Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Essence
5    Teaspoons Milk

Stir Until Smooth!

Instructions:

1. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
2. Stir in enough milk to thin the icing to the desire consistency.
3. Use as directed (see Step 12 above).

Resources

Now, if you are looking for more fabulous recipes to try – or have a recipe of your own you’d like to share – then join me at the following foodie sites this week!

Cooking Thursday at Diary Of A Stay Home Mom

Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum

Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home

Saturday Nite Special – Crafts, Sewing, Cooking Links at Funky Junk Interiors

Cookbook Sundays at Brenda’s Canadian Kitchen

Recipe Swap Sundays at Remodelaholic

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairy Tale 

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays of Blessed With Grace
Tuesdays At The Table at All The Small Stuff

Two For Tuesdays at Girlichef

Tasty Tuesday Parade Of Foods at Balancing Beauty And Bedlam

Tasty Tuesdays at A Beautiful Mess

Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple

Chocolate Tuesday Blog Hop at Sugar, Spice and Monkey Tales

Crafty Soiree #4 at Yesterday On Tuesday

42 Responses to “Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake”

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  1. Carrie says:

    Looks yummy! New Fun Follow Friday follower!!

  2. LaDonna Rae says:

    Just hopping by via FUN FOLLOW FRIDAY from http://serendipitouslyfrog.blogspot.com to say hi…have a GREAT Fri and an enjoyable Holiday weekend. I Follow back!!

  3. Emy says:

    This is making my mouth water, it looks so yummy!
    🙂

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  4. Brenda Doodles says:

    Oh that looks so delicious, TY!

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    Thanks for the follow, I am totally following you back now! I hope you gat a chane to join my new blog hop Psychedelic Sundays, which starts this sunday! There will also be a giveaway for all the bloggers who link up! Hope to see you there! @
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  6. Kelly's Lucky You says:

    That looks scrumptious!!!

    I wish you lived next door and I could pop in for a cup of coffee and a piece of that delicious cake!

  7. Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY says:

    That looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it out!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    B:))

  8. Jan says:

    Nummy! This looks so good!!!

  9. Marlene says:

    Note to self: Avoid this blog in future if you want to lose weight. 🙂

    Looks YUMMY!

  10. Rita says:

    Looks delicious! Bet the hubby loved this! 😉

  11. addictedtocloth says:

    That looks delicious!
    I'm a new blog follower, follow back please!

  12. Mary L says:

    Sounds so good, would love to try it. Just wish the recipe was more printer friendly. Thanks!

    Mary L

  13. Cathy says:

    That looks delicious! What a great blog you've got! I'm your newest follower from the blog hops. Come on over and check out my blog too!

  14. Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following back. 🙂

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  15. Amie says:

    Wow oh wow does that look amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe! I'm a new follower and I hope you have a chance to check out my brand new crafty blog. 🙂

  16. Julie says:

    That is amazingly beautiful. I'm sure it was delicious!

  17. Brenda says:

    Ramona, this coffee cake looks delicious! I much prefer the strawberries over the apricots too. It really does look amazing. Thank you for joining in for my Cookbook Sundays. Have a great Labour Day!

  18. Rene says:

    Looks delicious! I love how detailed you are with the instructions and the pictures are very helpful!

    I'm a new follower from the Sunday Strolling!
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    Cute blog!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ colieskitchen.com Relax and Surf Sunday!!

  20. Colleen (Shibley Smiles) says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Shibley Smiles this Cake looks awful yummy but I'm pretty sure it is not on my diet.

    Colleen
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  21. Pam Kellogg says:

    OH my! I'm not even going to think about baking this one! It looks so good! But I need to do some crafting!

  22. Anna @ Take the Side Street says:

    This looks amazing! I found you through Remodelaholic's recipe swap, and I had to click through because I make a cardamom sweet bread in this shape every Christmas! I'll have to print this one off and try it too!

  23. Lilly's Home says:

    Oh…I need a slice of this wonderful dessert!

    *Smile*
    Lilly

  24. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Great post – this looks scrumptious and the way you have explained the recipe is wonderful! I'm looking forward to trying it.

  25. moosh in indy. says:

    Yes. All of that. Yes please. Warm. With milk. Thank you.

  26. Christy says:

    Oh, how heavenly this looks! What a sweet addition to Two for Tues!

  27. Butterpoweredbike says:

    Thanks for linking up with Two for Tuesday this week. I remember when everyone used to make coffee cake for brunch guests. What a great tradition.

  28. girlichef says:

    Drool! This sounds awesome…but I would totally have to make it with cherries…and then try not to eat the whole thing myself 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this w/ t4t this week!

  29. the clark clan says:

    Oh, divine princess you are SO in trouble with this recipe because it looks so good I want to eat my screen! Thanks so much for posting to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! Alex@amoderatelife

  30. Brenda says:

    Chocolate, strawberries and almonds, yum!

  31. Christy says:

    this looks sinful…i can't believe you can get so much goodness in one cake and have it be legal! thank you for linking up to TNSC

  32. Jerri says:

    That coffee cake looks so scrumptious! My mouth is watering!

    Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  33. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    What a wonderful recipe!!! I know it would be wonderful! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking to TMTT.

  34. Julia Shober says:

    Found you at Welcome Wednesday – this recipe looks amazing & was my clincher for following! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Auntie Bliss says:

    What are you trying to do to us?? huh,huh?

  38. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    Wow that name is a bit of a mouthful but with so many delicious sounding things inside it can't be anything but wonderful! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  39. Sabina Bint Benjamin says:

    Looks amazing, must try this out breads and are my fave things to make!
    Thanks so much for stopping by, I am now following you.

  40. heidi says:

    How can you go wrong with anything that involves chocolate chunks? It looks delightful.

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