ALMOND COFFEE CAKE RING RECIPE

I made this recipe for my future mother-in-law’s birthday brunch and it turned out so good! I posted a picture of this homemade pastry on my instastory and got so many requests for the recipe. So I figured this delicious coffee cake deserved it’s own blog post ๐Ÿ˜. This was SO YUMMY and it wasn’t too hard to make! You will for sure impress people with this recipe!

Note: I did take these pictures after the birthday brunch so the pastries aren’t perfect rings anymore๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰

ALMOND COFFEE CAKE RING

INGREDIENTS:

Dough:

  • 1 1/3 cups warm milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Filling:

  • 1 7-ounce tube of almond paste (I used Odense marzipan almond candy dough)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Topping:

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Icing:

-1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

RECIPE:

MAKE THE FILLING

  1. In a large bowl add the almond paste, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat the ingredients with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

MAKE THE DOUGH

  1. Whisk together the milk, melted butter, honey, egg yolks, and vanilla for the dough.
  2. In a large bowl, add the 4 3/4 cups of flour, yeast, and salt. Mix the ingredients on low speed and slowly add the milk mixture until the dough is formed.
  3. Increase the mixer speed to medium and mix for 5 more minutes.
  4. Lightly flour a surface and move the dough to knead until smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Once the dough is smooth, put the dough in a greased/oiled bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

FORM THE COFFEE CAKE RINGS

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper for later.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll each piece out in a rectangle shape (really as much as you can!)
  3. Spread half of the filling in a strip along the bottom edge of the dough.
  4. Roll the dough into a tight log and pinch the seam closed. You may have to add some water to help the dough stay closed.
  5. Move the dough to one of the prepared baking sheets and repeat steps 8-11 with the other piece of dough.
  6. Shape each dough cylinder into a ring and make some cuts around the outside for venting.
  7. Lightly spray the coffee cakes with cooking spray and wrap loosely with plastic wrap.
  8. Let each ring rise for another 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

BAKE

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Brush the rings with the eggs white and sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes
  4. Remove the coffee cakes from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool for an hour.

FINISHING TOUCHES

  1. Whisk together the sugar, softened cream cheese, milk, and vanilla together until smooth. Drizzle it over the cakes!
  2. Add more almonds if desired
  3. ENJOY!๐Ÿค

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