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Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake


The following recipe is featured in the Little Balkans Days Cookbook, which is available now for $20 at littlebalkansfestival.com. The 37th annual Little Balkans Days festival is scheduled for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2022. 


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour 
  • 1 c. sugar 
  • 3 tsp. baking powder 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1/3 c. margarine or butter, softened 
  • 1 c. milk 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 can Wilderness cherry pie filling (reserve) 

Heat oven to 350°. Beat all above ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Then beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, for 2 minutes. Spread half of batter in greased oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches or square pan 9 x 9 x 2 inches. Spread can of cherry pie filling over batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly. If desired, drizzle powdered sugar glaze over coffee cake. 


  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts 
  • 1/3 c. packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 3 tbsp. margarine or butter 

Mix all ingredients until crumbly.