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Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake

Moist Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake with pecan cherry pie filling, crumb topping and drizzled with icing.  This crumb cake is a favorite served right out of the oven.  It’s also a great way to use up any pie fillings you have stashed in the pantry.  
Course Breakfast & Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

Cake Filling

  • 3/4 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup finely choppy pecans or walnuts

Crumb Topping

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
    To make the cake, in a bowl fit with a mixer, cream granulated sugar and butter.  
    Add eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla and almond extract, plus a pinch of salt. 
    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and beat just until moistened.
    Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. 
    Prepare the cherry filling.  Combine cherry pie filling and nuts. Drop spoonfuls of cherry filling onto top of cake.  Use a spoon to carefully poke cherries down into batter.
    To make the topping, combine butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pinch topping together until crumbs form.  Carefully press crumb mixture into top of cake.
    Bake crumb cake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool before icing. 
    To make the icing, combine powdered confectioners' sugar and water. Mix until smooth. Drizzle over the top of crumb cake.  
    Allow icing to set; cut cake.