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. :)


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


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.


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!!! :)

(recipe credit)


  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

    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'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! :)

  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.

    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! :)