The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.
A challenge that could be finished in just one afteroon was just what I needed to get me back on track after getting everything in place in our new apartment. It was also a good excuse to get familiar with my brand new oven and other kitchen appliances and a great chance for the first photoshoot in my new "studio". :)
The coffee cake was everything I expected it to be and even more. The soft and moist cake filled with crunchy nuts, oozing dark chocolate and tangy raspberries turned out to be a match made in heaven. This recipe is a keeper and I'll come back to it again, that's for sure.
A big thanks to Ria and Jamie for this delicious challenge. It was one of my favorites so far.
For the yeasted coffee cake dough:
Assemble the Coffee Cakes: