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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch or 9x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.


  • To prepare Topping: In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

  • To prepare Coffee Cake: In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, sour cream, water, canola oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with topping.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces; serve warm.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute-sugar blend, we recommend Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup brown sugar. Nutrition Facts PerServing with Substitute: Same as below, except 162 cal., 147 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (6 g sugar). Exchanges: 0.5 medium fat protein.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

165 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 23.9g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 8.2g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 41.3mg; vitamin a iu 127.2IU; folate 54.9mcg; calcium 59.1mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 14.7mg; potassium 105.3mg; sodium 148.4mg.


1 medium-fat protein, 1 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 other carbohydrate

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