Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my great grandmother's coffee cake recipe - the best I have ever tried!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and shortening and mix until crumbly.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of these crumbs. To the remaining crumbs add baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix well.
  3. Add the milk and eggs and beat well. Pour mixture into 2 8-inch square pans and sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb mixture.
  4. Chopped nutes and cinnamon may also be sprinkled on top.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
  6. *Note* Sour milk may be faked by adding a tablspoon of vinegar to the milk and letting it sit out on the counter prior to using in the recipe.