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Apricot Walnut Swirl Coffeecake

Apricot Walnut Swirl CoffeecakeThis easy to make coffeecake has the richness of full fat and the taste of sugar, but it's low-fat and sugar-free.

Recipe Ingredients:

Walnut Filling:
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves or apricot spreadable fruit
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Coffeecake:
2 1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick®)
2 cups Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Walnut Filling, Combine 1/2 cup apricot preserves, 3/4 cup Equal®, cinnamon and nuts in small bowl; set aside.
  2. For Coffeecake, Combine baking mix, 2 cups Equal® and cornstarch. Add remaining ingredients, mixing until smooth. Spread 1/3 of batter in well sprayed 9 or 12 cup Bundt pan. Spoon half the Walnut Filling over batter. Repeat layers, ending with batter.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until coffeecake is browned on top and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto rack and cool.
    Spoon 1/3 cup apricot preserves over top of coffeecake, if desired. Serve warm.

Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 48 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 175, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 7 g, cholesterol 18 mg, sodium 308 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.