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Best Coffee Cake Ever

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This coffee cake is guaranteed to get rave reviews.

Not only that, but is easy to make in a jiffy and if you do any baking, odds are you will have all the ingredients on hand. You'll find that it is a great "company's coming" recipe.

It is a modified version of the "Prize Coffee Cake" found in the 1956 version of the Betty Crocker Cookbook.
 
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Step 2: Gather ingredients

Assemble the following ingredients:

-Flour
-Sugar (granulated)
-Milk (Whole is best)
-Brown Sugar
-Butter
-Shortening (if desired)
-Egg
-Baking powder
-Salt
-Cinnamon


That's all you'll need, It's that easy.

At this point, preheat your oven to 375degrees Farhenheit.

Step 3: The Recipe

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3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter (or shortening)
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Streusel Mixture:
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons melted Butter

If you live at High Altitudes:
-increase Flour to 1 5/8 cup
-decrease baking powder to 1 teaspoon

Step 4: Prepare the batter

To prepare the batter:

-Cream together the sugar and butter (You may substitute shortening for butter at this point.)

-Add egg. Blend well.

-Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) together in small bowl.

-Add 1/2 of milk to the batter in the large bowl. Stir until blended.

-Blend 1/2 of flour mixture into the batter.

-Next add in the remaining milk. Mix until blended.

-Add remaining flour mixture until combined.


Step 5: Prepare the struesel

The streusel is what really sells this cake. Be generous with your ingredients, NO SKIMPING.

-Melt butter in microwave. (Around 30 seconds)
-Mix in brown sugar and cinnamon.

Delicious! Don't let your family steal to much!

Step 6: Assemble the cake

Pour 1/2 of the batter into your prepared greased and floured pan.

Sprinkle 1/2 of streusel mix over the batter. (The streusel should be moist , rubbing it between your fingers should help to spread it evenly.)

Spread remaining bater over top of the struesel.

Top with remaining streusel.
hey is there anything you can substitute the baking powder for? cause i really want to make this but i have no baking powder!
I would borrow from a neighbor. Most anyone has it. Or the corner store would also.
A simple recipe for baking powder is 1 part baking soda, one part cream of tarter and one part corn starch. you could try that.
linuxmom (author)  golden snake6 years ago
Google "substitute for baking powder". If you don't have baking powder, I'm not sure what you have................sigh.
Enchantrix3 years ago
Did this coffee cake get its name from being a cake to eat while drinking coffee. I didn't see any coffee listed in the ingredients, does it actually taste like coffee?
very easy in everyone's pantry
the toping is so good i tryed a littel then relized i hade ate the hole bach of toping hade to make another
linuxmom (author)  brandon borick5 years ago
The trick is to make a double batch of the topping ;)
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Turned out great, hope we win!
Looks really good :-) (nothing like a warm coffee cake and a little vanilla ice cream)
linuxmom (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
We've always ate in plain. Now, LinuxH4x0r is going to ask for ice crean!!
Oops, sorry *blush*
linuxmom (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Oh well, besides loving butter, us Midwestern girls always enjoy ice cream......
same in ther serra mountens ca ruls
linuxmom (author)  LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Thanks for all your help.
UltraMagnus5 years ago
I don't know if i am being a little slow.... but...... there is no coffee in it? how is this coffee cake?
linuxmom (author)  UltraMagnus5 years ago
Coffee cake........cakes Americans eat with their coffee.............
I see, I guess we would call that a "tea cake" in England.... go figure.
people pour coffee on it
theRIAA6 years ago
i... love... coffee cake how did you modify it? they really knew how to make food back in 1956.
linuxmom (author)  theRIAA6 years ago
No kidding, I love the old cookbooks! My mom (bless her soul) used shortening instead of butter in the batter. I also modified the streusel by increasing the amounts of cinnamon and brown sugar and adding butter to the streusel. (Midwestern girls love their butter!) Thanks for your comment.
My Chocolate raspberry Dobosh is from an 1989 gourmet mag.

Although, the Cake Bible I currently own dates back to 1981, I have recipes from my Mom dating back to the early 1900's
butter is always good
Browncoat6 years ago
With the texture of the batter, do you think one could make more struessel mix & put more in the cake? Maybe "stir" it around in the mix with a toothpick...?
linuxmom (author)  Browncoat6 years ago
I have made more streusel! It really just depends on the ratio of streusel to cake one prefers. As to mixing in the streusel, I never thought about it--next time I'll give it a try. Thanks for the comment and ideas.