Friday, April 15, 2011

Maple Sunburst Coffee Cake

Amazing Flavor

I've had the recipe for this coffee cake in my recipe stash for years and never made it. Every time I would clean out my books I just couldn't pitch it. I think the shape of it was what intrigued me. After tasting it today, I can.not.imagine.why it took me sooo long to make it!! It is absolutely scrumptious!!! I mean how could it not be good??!! Maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, maple icing, and of course the soft warm dough. Two of my sons took a bite and the one said,"I might have to come back for more, that stuff is good!" and the other one said,"That thing is AMAZING!" And it was so easy to prepare. So without further ado here it is.

3¼-3½ cups all purpose flour (Gold Medal), divided
3 Tablespoons sugar
1½ teaspoons salt
1½ Tablespoons Instant Yeast
¾ cup milk
¼ cup butter, melted
2 eggs

¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon maple extract

½ cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk
1/8 teaspoon maple extract

1. In a large mixer bowl (I used my Bosch), combine 1½ cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.

2. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until very warm (120-130°F).

3. Add milk mixture and eggs to flour mixture. Blend on low speed for 3 minutes. Scrape sides and beat on medium for 3 minutes more.

4. Transfer to a Tupperware mixing bowl that has a lid. With a spoon, stir in remaining flour until dough is stiff. You might have to knead with your hand a little to finish it. Grease the bottom and lower sides of the bowl, place dough round in the bowl and cover with the lid. Let rise for 1½ hours.

5. Combine filling ingredients.

6. Divide dough into 2 parts. Roll each out to a 12 inch round. Place 1 round on a greased 12 inch pizza pan, I used a baking stone. Spread with filling almost out to the edges. (I put the filling into the microwave for about 15 seconds to bring it to spreadable consistency). Place the second round on top. Seal edges.

7. Make 5 inch cuts, 1 inch apart from outside edges. Twist each strip.

I messed up on this by not reading the directions properly and started the twisting without enough cuts. I ended up untwisting and correcting it. Save yourself some time ☺ and cut them 1 inch apart on the outside edge.

8. Let rise 1 hour in a warm place. I did mine in the oven with the light on.

9. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

10. Combine the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over warm cake.

11. Get ready to be amazed!!

Linking to:
Sweet Tooth Friday
Food Fight Friday
Foodie Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
Weekend Wrap Up
Funky Junk
Debbies Newbie Party
All Thingz Related
Two Maids A Baking
The Tattered Tag
Swing Into Spring
Yum ~ Top 5
Delightully Inspiring Thursday
This Weeks Cravings
Tea Time Tuesday
Be Blessed!


  1. This is so cool - I have never seen anything like it and I am sure it tastes divine! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

  2. Looks like another good one, Martha, maybe I'll have to try it when Larry has friends here over night. I love you recipes. Thanks for doing that .

  3. Martha, it looks wonderful cant wait to try it.Thanks for the information it really helped.

  4. This looks amazing and sounds delicious!! And I'm also loving that we have the same blog background :)

  5. How good does this look!?! Thanks, Martha for sharing this scrumptious looking confection! :) I'm actually working on a cake now!

  6. Came over from sweet as sugar cookies. This recipe looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! Cares

  7. Not only sounds delicious it looks beautiful!

  8. Martha, this is really a delicious looking cake. I'd love to serve this to my family. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Simply amazing!! I love this recipe and can't wait to try it:)

  10. OMGoodness! I am totally salivating right now, LOL!!! I don't dare make these until we have a family gathering, because I would eat way too much. Thanks for sharing this & the great sounding Southwest Reuben Sandwich. Can't wait to try both.

  11. Can't wait to try this!!!!

  12. Martha, Martha, Martha...I think you need to have your own cooking show...perhaps you may get discovered. my mouth is watering. Thanks for joining my newbie party..if you have any more links I will take a yummy look but say thank you again here.

  13. Looks so yummy! I make my own maple syrup, so I guess I know what I am bringing to Easter Dinner! (I hope you don't mind)

  14. Oh wow!! What a cool idea! It looks beautiful! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

  15. I'm always looking for a sous chef, you interested? This looks fantastic. Loving your blog.

  16. Now that looks absolutely yummy. I will have to try making this. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to add my link back at the end of your post. Thanks.

  17. This looks so complex, which makes me want to make it even more!

  18. Wow, I think this looks absolutely tempting!

  19. I tried this recipe on Saturday and decided it's a keeper! Very yummy! The dough was wonderfully smooth and easy to work with.