Lovers Key Beach Club and Resort Cherry Crisp Coffee Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 100% bran cereal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry filling and topping
  • Almond Bran Topping, follows
  • Confectioners' sugar glaze, optional
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

Almond Bran Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup 100% bran cereal
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp softened margarine


In medium bowl, combine flour, bran, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.

In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Blend in eggs and milk. Stir in flour mixture until smooth (batter will be thick). Spread batter in greased 9-inch springform pan; spoon cherry filling over batter. Sprinkle with almond bran topping. Bake in preheated 350° F oven 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center tests done (filling will stick to wooden pick). Cool in pan on wire rack for 25 minutes.

Remove outside ring of pan; cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle with confectioner's sugar glaze; garnish with mint sprig if desired. Cut into wedges to serve.

Almond Bran Topping: Mix almonds, bran cereal, sugar, and margarine until crumbly.

Makes 12

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