French Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

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French Chocolate Coffee Cake
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  1. In a large bowl, stir together 1-1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir the 3/4 cup sugar, the water, the 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk, and the salt just until warm (120F to 130F) and butter almost melts.
  3. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add egg yolks. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total).
  5. Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 2 hours).
  6. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining evaporated milk, 3/4 cup of the chocolate pieces, the 2 tablespoons sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; cool.
  8. Grease a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. Roll dough into an 18x10-inch rectangle. Spread chocolate mixture to within 1 inch of the edges. Starting from a long edge, roll dough into a spiral. Pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down in prepared pan. Pinch ends together.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup flour, the 1/4 cup sugar, and the 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup chocolate pieces and the nuts. Sprinkle over dough in pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 1 hour).
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F Bake about 50 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool for 45 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
  11. To Bake Ahead: Prepare and bake as directed; cool completely. Place cooled coffee cake in a resealable freezer bag; seal. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw wrapped coffee cake at room temperature.
  12. French Chocolate Coffee Cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 330.02 Kcal (1382 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.8g 23%
Cholesterol 64.31mg 21%
Sodium 95.44mg 4%
Potassium 144.34mg 3%
Total Carbs 44.07g 15%
Sugars 14.13g 57%
Dietary Fiber 2.91g 12%
Protein 7.49g 15%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 27.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 353.26 Kcal (1479 kJ)
Calories from fat 142.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.84g 23%
Cholesterol 68.84mg 21%
Sodium 102.16mg 4%
Potassium 154.5mg 3%
Total Carbs 47.18g 15%
Sugars 15.12g 57%
Dietary Fiber 3.11g 12%
Protein 8.02g 15%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 29.7mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.3
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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