Saturday, October 17, 2015

Cooking Simplified: Old Fashioned Homemade Coffee Cake

After making this coffee cake for my family yesterday morning, I was once again reminded of how absolutely moist and delicious it is, not to mention incredibly easy to make...
another one of my family's favorites. :)

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder

Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
finely chopped nuts (optional)
**I actually double the topping since we like the coffee cake extra sweet at our house.

Directions:

Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together.
Add the eggs, milk, and shortening to the dry ingredients, and beat at high speed for 3 minutes.
Pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan.
Mix together topping ingredients.
Sprinkle the topping ingredients on top of the poured cake mixture in the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approx. 40 minutes or until it tests done.

That's it for now...I hope you have an absolutely glorious and blessed Saturday!!! :)



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4 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa,
    I just made this cake for my daughter and a bunch of her friends who had a sleepover here last night, it's in the oven and the house smells amazing, I'm sure they'll love it.
    Thanks for sharing this, I always enjoy your recipes :)
    I hope you're having a great weekend XO

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    1. Hi Dani! How fun that your daughter had a sleepover...I remember those days so very long ago! I hope that she and her friends enjoyed the coffee cake! The one I made the other day was devoured very quickly...it's that yummy! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Looks like our temps are finally starting to cool down, so I see jackets in my future! :)

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  2. Used this recipe (with a few tweaks) and it is a keeper! I live overseas and it is hard to get butter here, so most American recipes aren't feasible. I halved the cake part and used an 8" round pan so it would fit in my convection oven. I subbed oil for the butter in the cake but used the full topping recipe and it was just perfect! Will be making it again. (And again...) Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Suzy Q! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the coffee cake! It really is such a good recipe, and I'm thrilled to hear that it is just as delicious substituting oil for butter, as I often find myself running low, not to mention it's super spendy here now. Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know that you gave it a try...I truly appreciate it! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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