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Danish Puff Coffeecake

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Danish Puff Coffee Cake

Danish Puff Coffee Cake

Linda Larsen
This unusual coffeecake recipe is very delicious, yet easy to make. Be sure to take a look at my step by step instructions for this treat. It's made with a crisp and flaky butter dough topped with a cream puff type filling, then frosted with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 10-12


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans, if desired


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 1 cup flour in medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or two knives until small particles form. Add 2 Tbsp. water and mix with fork until a dough forms. Divide dough in half, and pat into two 12x3" strips on an ungreased cookie sheet. Set aside.

In large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water. Bring to a rolling boil over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup flour and cook and stir over medium heat until mixture forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan clean. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Spread over prepared crusts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until topping is puffed, crisp and browned. The topping will puff up in the oven, then it will fall, creating a creamy middle. The filling will look wet during the first half of the baking time. It will not puff up as much as a cream puff because the oven temperature is lower. Cool.

In medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. cream, 2 Tbsp. butter, powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Beat until smooth, adding more cream or powdered sugar, if necessary, to reach desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled coffee cakes and sprinkle with nuts, if desired.

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 5 out of 5
Another EZ Option for This Recipe, Guest PennyKH

This was GREAT! Thought I'd add another option that I had for this...same recipe except add Almond Flavoring, rather than Vanilla--then Change Frosting by making a thin Buttercream & mix in sliced Almonds! BOTH versions are wonderful!!!

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