Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe comes from the public schools in my hometown. It was a favorite both at school and home. My own kids love it too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine shortening, flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Mix until crumbly.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup to sprinkle over batter.
  4. Combine leavening and spices and add to larger amount of crumbly mixture.
  5. Add eggs and buttermilk and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into greased 9x13 inch oblong pan.
  7. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture and additional cinnamon.
  8. Bake in 375 degree oven 25-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Oh yum! We all really enjoyed this wonderful pan bread. The crumb topping was a very nice tough, and I liked the ideas of enjoying the leftovers in the morning with a nice cup of hot chocolate. Thanks for sharing your recipe, KAS in MN. This is a keeper of a recipe that I know I'll make over and over again.

NorthwestGal March 12, 2012

We love this bread/cake because I bake it in a flat type cake pan. Always popular with our family but suggest you use at least 1/2 butter for better flavor and keeping qualities. Thanks for the submission - highly recommend.

waynejohn1234 June 30, 2009

A nice coffee cake recipe which is definitely better warmed with a cup of coffee. Warming it just brings out the flavors and keeps it a nice moist consistency. I also feel upping the nutmeg and cinnamon is a must. For me I used it also in the topping mix so the flavors spread throughout. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

HokiesMom April 10, 2012