Cake, Desserts

Patty’s Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

This is a faster version of Grandma’s Poppy Seed Coffee Cake. Makes three coffee cakes.

5-6 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft crisco
2 eggs
2 packages dry yeast (quick rise yeast)
1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups very hot water

In a bowl add 2 cups flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt. Mix it. Add crisco and hot water. Beat mixture on high for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat more. Add the rest of the flour until the right consistency. But no more than 6 cups total. Let mixture stand in bowl until doubled.

Take it out of the bowl and cut into three sections. Roll out and put dough on cookie sheet, then cover with poppy seed or cream cheese filling below. Brush egg white around edges of dough after covering dough with filling. Fold dough into thirds- start by folding dough from one side about 1/3 of the way over and brushing egg white on top of folded part. Then fold over the second third). Let it rise. 

Crumb topping (This is 1 and 1/2 batch)
1 1/3 cups flour (1 and 1/3 cups flour)
3/4 cups butter
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

Before putting crumbs on coffee cake, dilute a small portion of white Karo Syrup with a little milk and spread mixture on coffee cake with fingers. 

For three poppy seed coffee cake filling, use two cans Solo Poppy Seed filling and mix in 1 cup applesauce.

BAKE AT 350 degrees For 30 to 35 minutes. 

Cream Cheese filling version: Cream cheese filling for 3 coffee cakes:
3 8 oz. packages cream cheese
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
beat until real fluffy