Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This melt-in-your-mouth coffeecake is the perfect treat. I've been eating this cake for as long as I can remember. It's a favorite at family get-togethers. It's been passed down from my great-granny who thought it up in her kitchen years ago. Perfect with a cup of coffee or glass of milk. To make sour milk use 1 TBSP vinegar with 1 cup of milk and let stand for 10-15 minutes, or use buttermilk instead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, & salt. Cut in shortening. Save 1/3 cup of the crumbs for topping.
  3. Put the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat well.
  4. Bake in square or rectangular baking pan for about 40 minutes or until top is golden brown (can take a little longer or shorter depending on the pan used and if you add berries). Could also use toothpick trick: insert toothpick into cake and if it comes out clean the cake is ready.
Most Helpful

I added chopped pecans with the topping and it was a great delicious treat for breakfast!

Little Miss Cheffie March 05, 2011

Excellent cake! I was admittedly a bit worried when I was pouring it into the pan, as it seemed a little thin. I'd added 1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries (tossed in a bit of flour to prevent sinking), and had added the 1/3 separated crumb mix on top, as instructed, but after 30 minutes, it wasn't anywhere near set. After a total bake time of 60 minutes at 350, and it came out beautiful! I'll make this one again. Made for PAC Spring '09.

Katzen April 11, 2009