Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom used to make these yummy muffins when I was young! They bring back so many good memories!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder,& salt; cut in shortening.
  2. Combine egg and milk; add to flour.
  3. Stir until moist.
  4. Combine filling ingredients together.
  5. fill greased muffin tins with 3/4 of dough; sprinkle with filling and top with remaining dough.
  6. Bake@ 350 for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

These muffins were excellent! They really did taste like little coffeecakes. I was too lazy to measure the batter and put the filling in between, so I sprinkled it over the top before I baked it. It tasted great, but it was messy getting them out of the pan! Next time I'll take the time to put it in the middle where it belongs!

5 5

These muffins are really nice! I baked them this evening specially for my cousin bro. who has come down from Doha, Qatar two days back(he's on holiday and loves to eat cakes, cookies, sweets, etc)! I used almonds as a substitute instead of walnuts and margarine instead of shortening and butter. To make these slightly guilt-free, I used low-fat milk;) The most important thing - I combined the mixture of the filling and the dough in one large bowl(I'd made them separate first but the dough batter seemed really tight and once I added in the filling batter, I was able to mix better and felt confident that the end product would be good). I'm so glad I took this step because I wouldn't want to look like a dummy, lol:) I baked these at 180C for 20 minutes - came out as though I'd just picked them up from the bakery! Thanks for a great recipe!

5 5

Simply amazing. I made a batch for DW to take to a baby shower. As other reviewers suggested, I added 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp milk to the batter. I was able to get 14 regular sized muffins (I actually doubled the batter and added ingredients). I could have made more, but because of a slight mistake, which worked out quite well, I chose not to. I layered the batter and filling as directed, but I also put filling across the tops of the muffins. The filling on top turned into a glaze that added a nice layer of flavor. My kids are bugging me to make more. I have to say I'm spoiled now. Every coffee cake muffin I eat from now on I will compare to these! Thanks Shortstuff for this outstanding recipe.