Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A Sunday morning treat from the pages of my Fannie Farmer cookbook...It's called, "Sunday Coffee Cake," but you could have it any day of the week! Makes 2 8-inch round pans or 1 13x9" pan of coffee cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease/flour two 8-inch round pans or one 13x9 pan.
  2. (I use the 13x9 pan).
  3. In mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Toss together.
  5. Then add the shortening.
  6. Using a fork or pastry blender, work shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture is in fine crumbs.
  7. Scoop out 1/2 cup of the crumbs and set aside.
  8. This will be used as topping later.
  9. To the rest of the crumbs, add the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Add the buttermilk and eggs.
  12. Stir until blended.
  13. The batter should not be smooth.
  14. Spread the batter in prepared pan (s).
  15. Sprinkle batter with reserved crumbs.
  16. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  17. Serve warm from the pan.
  18. **Forthe buttermilk, I often use what milk I have on hand, with 1 TBSP vinegar added per cup of milk.
Most Helpful

Not as sweet as I expected.

PaulaCS April 28, 2007

This cake was good. I used butter flavored Crisco, but will try butter next time.

greenlove00 January 07, 2007

All of my family liked this coffee cake.It was very moist. I made mine in a 9x13 pan which made for leftovers and the cake was still moist for a few days. Thanks SilentCricket. Bullwinkle.

bullwinkle November 14, 2006