Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

My mother in law made this for her family for many years. My husband just loves it when she served it warm. A little cream over it when it is warm sounds good to me. (There is no vanilla or cake mix in this recipe, if you wonder if I forget it.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Add 1 egg at a time.
  4. Beat well after each egg added.
  5. Add milk and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture.
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Pour 1/2 coffeecake batter in pan, alternately with cinnamon mixture, leaving enough cinnamon mixture for top of cake.
  8. Bake in 9x13-inch greased pan for 1 hour at 325 degrees, or 2 greased loaf pans for 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! Make it in the 13x9 pan. It bakes up nice and thick. It's a really satisfying treat!

The Daycare Lady October 05, 2008

This was good. I made it as directed, and was a tad disappointed that my cinnamon layer in the middle wasn't as full looking as the picture Rita posted, but I did two loaves so I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it. I also notice now that Rita has powdered sugar on top..does this mean she put the whole cinn/sugar combo in the middle layer? Hmmmm. If I make this again, I might try that. Our personal taste is for a crispier crunch from the sugar on top so I'd add less cinnamon next time. When I flipped it out of the loaf pans the cinnamon spilled off the top instead of making a sweet, crusty layer. It's a good recipe and makes a nice textured bread.

Brittta November 04, 2007