Best Coffee Cake Ever





Introduction: Best Coffee Cake Ever

About: [ LinuxH4x0r] introduced me to instructables ...thanks son.

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.

Step 1: Gather Equipment

The need equipment includes:

-8x8 baking pan (preferably Pyrex)
-large mixing bowl
-small mixing bowl
-wooden spoon (for mixing the batter)
-small mixing spoon (for struesel mix)
-assorted measuring cups and spoons
-rubber spatula
-toothpick (to test if done)

(Yes, you do need an oven also!!!)

Step 2: Gather Ingredients

Assemble the following ingredients:

-Sugar (granulated)
-Milk (Whole is best)
-Brown Sugar
-Shortening (if desired)
-Baking powder

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

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

Step 3: The Recipe

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.

Step 7: Bake the Cake

Place pan in preheated oven .

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees.

To check if cake is done, insert a clean toothpick into center of cake. If toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done. If batter clings to toothpick, bake cake for additional 5minutes, and recheck.

Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Cake

Your cake can be eaten either warm or at room-temperate.

BON APPETIT !!!!!!!!

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Thanks to LinuxH4x0r for taking the photos.



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    30 Discussions

    How do you cook this coffe cake

    My Mom also made this delicious tender cake for years, every time the family would get together. She failed to make it one time, and everyone sat around the table that morning chanting "what do we want? Coffeecake ! When do we want it? Now!" So she had to go make one!

    hey is there anything you can substitute the baking powder for? cause i really want to make this but i have no baking powder!

    3 replies

    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.

    Google "substitute for baking powder". If you don't have baking powder, I'm not sure what you have................sigh.

    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?

    Looks really good :-) (nothing like a warm coffee cake and a little vanilla ice cream)

    Oh well, besides loving butter, us Midwestern girls always enjoy ice cream......