lemoncoffeecake

Recipe: Lemon Scented Pull Apart Coffee Cake Recipe

Summary: You can make an orange, grapefruit, or even cinnamon-sugar version of it. But no matter which flavor you choose… make it and promise me you’ll try the layer-by-layer method of eating it.

Ingredients

  • For the sweet yeast dough:
  • About 2 3/4 cups (12 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 fluid ounces) whole milk
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (2 fluid ounces) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • For the lemon paste filling:
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • For the tangy cream cheese icing:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/4 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

For instructions please visit: TheWhimsicalCupcake

 

Yields 1 9×5″ loaf