Try this foolproof coffee cake

Thinking what to compliment your morning coffee? Try out this delicious recipe. You will supprise how delicious and how simple it is!

The coffee cake is utterly easy and practically foolproof. Over the years, I’ve tinkered with the recipe (which I’ve made hundreds of times), adding a bit more topping or, for Reno’s high altitude, making ingredient adjustments. The coffee cake has become a family tradition for holiday mornings (and beyond).




For batter:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup milk

1 egg


Heat oven to 375 F. Grease round layer pan, 9 inches by 1 1/2 inches, or square pan, 8 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches or 9 inches by 9 inches by 2 inches. Blend all ingredients; beat vigorously 1/2 minute. Spread in pan.


For topping and to bake:

1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons firm butter

Mix all ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm. Makes 9 to 12 servings.

Try this coffee cake I\'ve been making since I was 8

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