Holiday Recipes – Mom’s Coffeecake | Culinary School Tips

Coffee Cake Recipe | Cooking Schools

coffeecake recipe

The 2016 Holiday Season is upon us.  It’s a great time to enjoy the company of family and friends.  It’s also a time when we can enjoy some great food, too!  All of us here at Dorsey Culinary Academy wish you the happiest of holidays.  We also asked our chefs for some of their favorite holiday recipes.  We collected a few that we wanted to share with our loyal readers.  Take a look and see if this dish will be making an appearance at your home this holiday season.

Holiday Recipes – Mom’s Coffeecake | Culinary School Tips

Coffee Cake Recipe | Cooking Schools

Today’s Holiday Recipe comes to us from Chef Adamski from our Roseville, MI Culinary School.  Chef Adamski’s recipe is “Mom’s Coffeecake.”  A coffeecake is often a great dish to prepare for breakfast.  It can be a quick go-to that adds a little flare to your morning meal.  Check out Chef Adamski’s recipe below along with a Culinary School tip he shares with us.


  • Prepare the pan: Spray a bundt pan or a round coffeecake pan with a removable bottom. You can also rub the pan w/ butter
  • Turn on conventional oven to 350 degrees


  • 1c. softened butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 t. pure vanilla
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. baking soda

Streusel: ¾ c. chopped pecans

  • 1 T cinnamon
  • ½ c. sugar

1 c. maraschino cherries, cut in half

Cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs till incorporated. Add vanilla and sour cream until just incorporated. Sift dry ingredients and fold into cream mixture by hand. Pour half of mixture into pan, add half of cherries and push into batter. Top w/ half the streusel. Add rest of batter, push in rest of cherries. Top w/ rest of streusel, wipe edge of pan, bake 45 minutes, and pull out when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool. May be topped with a glaze of 1 c. sifted powdered sugar mixed with ¼ c. milk when cool.

Culinary School Tip #1:  Don’t Overmix

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As you’re preparing Mom’s Coffeecake this holiday season, we want it to be a smashing success for you.  Chef Adamski shares this Culinary School Tip with us in preparing this recipe.  “The trick to this recipe is to mix in the dry ingredients BY HAND. This ensures that it will not be overmixed, which leads to a denser product.”

There you have it!  If you’re looking for a delicious dish to prepare this holiday season, consider giving this coffeecake a try.  This could be just what you’re looking for to start your morning off on a good note.

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