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Sunday Morning Coffee Cake



It’s been some time since I posted this recipe so I thought it was okay to post it again – it really is one of my favorite tried-and-true recipes that I make over and over again. 
The recipe comes together in no time and is always a favorite.  The cake is fragrant with a light vanilla taste and the topping is a pleasant mix of brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pair this with just a cup of coffee and tea and you have a light start to your day.  Or use it as part of a complete breakfast – either way you’ll find it hits the spot. 
Coffee Cake
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2 cup flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup milk

Mix all ingredients, then spread in a greased 9×13 pan. 


    • 2  Tbsp butter
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 3/4 brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup white sugar

Mix all ingredients until crumbly.  Spread evenly over cake.

Bake at 325°F, 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

As a variation I sometimes add ½ to ¾ of a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the topping. 

  1. renay permalink
    18-May-2008 9:51 am

    the coffee cake looks declious.

  2. Jennifer permalink
    20-May-2008 9:53 am

    Thank you, C.Fool,Yet again I have another reason to have company over to share a festive flavorful brunch.I can\’t recall the last time I had coffee cake.Thank you,-jenj

  3. Culinary permalink
    20-May-2008 1:09 pm

    Hi renay and jenj!
    Thanks for stopping by! 
    jen – this is a great company dish!  And, you\’re right – coffee cake has sort of fallen "out of favor".  It\’s kind of old-fashioned sounding yet still as tasty as ever!  ;-) 
    ~ B

  4. micky permalink
    14-Feb-2013 4:00 am

    The topping just melted over the cake, did you leave something out?

  5. 14-Feb-2013 11:01 am

    Hi Micky,
    I’m sorry that you had trouble with the recipe but the ingredient listing is correct.

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