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Swedish Coffee Cake www.diethood.com

Swedish Coffee Cake

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WW Freestyle: 22
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Buttery pie crust topped with a Pâte à Choux mixture, a sweet glaze, and toasted coconut.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 273


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 whole eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and dough holds together when pressed.
  • Transfer dough to previously prepared baking sheet; press and shape dough in a 10-inch circle. Set aside.
  • Combine water and butter in a large saucepan; bring to a rolling boil, making certain that butter is melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Add flour and whisk until well blended.
  • Return to heat and stir vigorously until mixture is shiny and pulls away from sides of pan.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to your mixer’s bowl.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well before adding the next egg.
  • Continue beating until mixture is smooth, shiny and holds together.
  • Spread mixture over prepared pie crust.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Set on a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze.
  • Combine powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread over cake.
  • Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Swedish Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 87IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.