Seven Sisters Coffee Cake Recipe Wanted


I'm searching for a recipe similar to a Danish Seven Sisters Coffee Cake (featured in the O & H Danish Bakery in Wisconsin where we order flaky kringles.) We ordered it this winter and I tried to deconstruct it: 7 rolls in a 9" round pan. The dough texture is somewhat flaky as the kringle but much softer with discrete layers of custard and almond filling (almond paste + ?). They are rolled cinnamon roll style but the filling seems to be in layers not within the spiral. Anything somewhat close would be appreciated.Quite delicious, by the way.

badge posted by: wendyb964 on December 31, 2011 at 10:08 pm in Baking, desserts and sweets
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reply by: BakerIrene on January 03, 2012 at 7:35 pm

So I looked at the website, and it says "Danish pastry, almond filling,pastry cream, spiral buns".

Danish pastry--any standard recipe

almond filling--marzipan softened with egg white to a thick paste. 1-2 egg whites per 6 ounce tube marzipan.

pastry cream--I would make a standard custard and then add about 1/3 cup almond meal per cup of custard. This will thicken up as it bakes.

spiral buns--any sweet rich yeast dough, butter/sugar rolled up. Or, since you already have it, the same Danish pastry as the base.

This is layered before baking, to judge from the picture. So you need to allow the concoction to rise and then bake at 325F with all due care to keeping it from overbrowning.

reply by: wendyb964 on January 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

merci beau coup! I made a galette de rois with quite similar fillings except used both almond paste and almond meal as well as the pastry cream. Have now to figure out the danish/sweet pastry. btw, the galette was dang good! Thanks so much----you all are such a wonderful resource.

reply by: elaine0712 on June 04, 2012 at 9:04 am

I know (and love) O&H Seven Sisters Coffee Cake.
I found the following recipe that looks like this gal comes very very close...haven't tried it yet, but she's certainly enthusiastic about it:

Good luck!

reply by: Mike Nolan on June 04, 2012 at 11:00 am
Mike Nolan

Here's a link to a version of the O&H Kringle recipe:

I've made this several times, the butterscotch filling is excellent, I like to add pecans and raisins, my wife prefers it made with cherry pie filling.

The dough has a very strong lemon scent to it, but after baking the lemon taste is very subtle.

reply by: dachshundlady on December 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

Bringing this thread up

reply by: buttercup on January 07, 2015 at 8:53 am

Thanks DLADY, saving this thread.

reply by: wendyb964 on October 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Thank you very much! I apologize for not checking back to my post for a long time.

I can make a pastry cream augmented with almond flour/meal, but can it be poured in the pan and baked along with the spiral rolls on top?

I'll give it a try as soon as it's less than 90 outside.

reply by: frick on October 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm

So glad to see this thread. I'm saving Mike's link. Sounds just delish.