Grandma's Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is another of our "southern" favorites. Grandma used to make this, we'd eat it warm with a little butter on top

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  2. Add flour, sugar, soda, cocoa and salt.
  3. Mix all together well and add coffee.
  4. Pour into lightly greased and floured 8X13X2 sheet pan (I have made it in a bundt pan too).
  5. bake 350F degrees for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Hi Lali! Just tried your Grandma's Old Fashioned Coffe Cake recipe and oh my stars, it's fantastic! What a wonderful chocolate flavor. Very easy to mix and quick from the oven to the table. We just ate it plain, but I guess a body could add butter or even frosting if they like. Mighty fine recipe, Girl. Thanks for sharing. Laudee C.

Laudee August 21, 2002

Something is wrong with this recipe or with my following it. It seems there is way too much liquid with it. When I baked it for 30min at 350, it boiled over the edges, got hard on top and remained very liquid throughout. I had to toss it. Somehow the use of a cup of oil seemed way too much. I will not try this again. Sorry ):

Paul W. January 27, 2014

I don't know if I did something wrong but this cake, while edible, was just OK. I found it too moist and oily for my tastes. The batter was extremely thin, so I don't know if I messed up my measurements. Also the coffee flavour wasn't strong enough for my tastes. But it was a clear and easy recipe. Hope others have better luck!

RuthB September 23, 2007

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