Great Coffee Cake

This is some really good stuff. I sometimes make this the night before and keep it in the refrigerator overnight. It is moist and scrumptious. I do not add any powdered sugar/milk glaze or butter before serving.

Great Coffee Cake Batter:
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c flour
1 T baking powder
3/4 t salt
1 c milk
1 t vanilla

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk and vanilla. Combine, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased and floured (9″x13″) pan.

Topping Mix
1/3 c brown sugar
3 T butter
2 tsp cinnamon

Blend the topping mix together and sprinkle over batter in pan. Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


I don’t like to dirty very many dishes so I don’t usually use a mixer when making this and I definitely don’t mix the flour/salt/baking powder in a separate container. Here’s how I do it:  I use one bowl, melt the margarine partially in the microwave, add the sugar, then beat with a (Teflon) spoon until thoroughly mixed – but definitely not fluffy. I add the egg and beat until combined. I then add one cup of flour, all the salt and baking powder, and half the milk before beating again. I add the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk plus all the vanilla and beat until it is one homogeneous mixture. I pour it out into my greased/floured (or just “Pam”-sprayed glass) casserole (9×13) dish. I clean up the bowl and reuse it for the topping mix. (Little fingers love to clean the brown sugar/butter combo off the bowl after I’ve sprinkled most of the mix onto the cake. Just rinse the bowl and wipe it dry before making the topping mix.)


About doucementgently

I'm a thirty-something female with loads of kids, a great husband, and lots of things on my mind. I plan on blogging about homeschooling, personal finance, the economy in the U.S., politics, family life, and the things my children do.
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One Response to Great Coffee Cake

  1. Paula says:

    I’m trying this but am putting it into cupcake cups to see how it turns out. I’m off to take 7 yr old to ballet…in the middle of a winter storm.
    Saw your blog on wtm board.

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