Total Time
30mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This came from a school cookbook, circa 1989. It is a basic coffeecake, but the topping is what makes it special. Use your choice of cereals depending on your mood. Cornflakes make it plain and you may want to add cinnamon, the flavored flakes make it unique. Experiment!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 14 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 23 cup milk
  • Topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 12 cup honey
  • 34 cup shredded coconut (I usually toast about 1/2 of it and leave 1/2 plain)
  • 34 cup cereal flake

Directions

  1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening.
  3. Add egg and milk, stirring only until all the flour is moistened.
  4. Spread into greased 9 inch square pan.
  5. Mix topping ingredients together.
  6. Cover batter with topping.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes in 400 degree oven.
  8. Cut into squares.
  9. Best served warm.