15 Reviews

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe Engrossed. The coffeecake was wonderful, moist and tender and it did melt in your mouth. I tried it warm and cold, it was perfect served both ways, plain and also dressed up with fruit and whipped cream. A real winner. This quick and easy to make rich, moist cake doesn't disappoint, it has a lovely texture, with a subtle lemon flavour. I will be making this again often.

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Baby Kato August 02, 2007

I JUST made this coffee cake and it truly IS light and airy. I'm not a big coffee cake person but I can't seem to stop eating it!!! It definitely will be a hit at tonight's women's ministry meeting. I did substitute coconut milk for regular milk because I didn't have any milk on hand. And I added pecans to the topping. I would have liked it a bit more if there was a bit more butter in the topping but I'll have to remember that for next time! LOVED it. Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

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Seralynn November 21, 2013

This is a great coffee cake; hoiwever, I did make a couple of changes. I used the original recipe' being that I love lemon so much, plus, I added pecans to the crumb topping. It is fantastic. I will serve this for brunch many times , I am sure. The cake is very light and airy and not overly sweet.

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JIM GILBERT AKA JIMI C April 11, 2009

Ours didn't come out looking all lovely and wonderful like the picture. It was rather HEAVY. And we even beat the egg whites until they were stiff. It was really sweet, and the struesel topping sank to the middle of the cake. It was ok. Used orange as I didn't have lemon, and the flavor was great, but the texture was heavier than expected, especially after seeing Baby Kato's pic. Will try again with lemon.

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razzintaz June 26, 2008

Wow, this was good! I was uncertain if I would like the lemon/cinnamon-nutmeg combination, but...OH MY GOODNESS! It was fabulous; great texture, great flavor! This is a recipe I will be making again and again.

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KatieNana September 22, 2007

Great coffeecake, I made this for a dessert at my sons birthday party and everyone loved it even though it was 90 degrees and no one wanted coffee, even my picky husband liked it. I just added the eggs all at once instead of separated and it came out great. Thank you for the great recipe.

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Take a Letter Maria August 14, 2007

This coffee cake is simply the best ever. I am swedish and really enjoyed making this quite easy recipe. Very moist just melts in your mouth! D Peterson

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diana5150 March 28, 2007

This is a delicious cake! I haven't made a coffeecake for such a long time and this one was perfect. It came out so moist and I loved the topping. Many times there is never enough topping and I usually double it, but there is no need with this recipe. It is perfect to have for breakfast with a cup of coffee.

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Lainey6605 January 17, 2007

Exceptional! This is a wonderful coffee cake! I had a piece of it still warm out of the oven. The texture is light and it contains the perfect amount of sweetness and cinnamon to my taste. I used the zest of an entire lemon which I would estimate to be about 4 tsp. and all the juice I could squeeze from it (probably 3-4 tsp). I made it late in the afternoon, so I will look forward to having another piece in the morning with my coffee : ) Thank yo foru this lovely recipe, Engrossed!

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Bev January 13, 2007

I was excited to read about your grandfather's recipe! I made it while my mom was visiting for a breakfast treat. We were not disappointed. The whole family loved it! It is so fluffy, rises puffy, and lots of topping. I will make this again and again. Thanks so much for sharing your family heirloom recipe. It is a real treasure! Roxygirl

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Roxygirl in Colorado January 03, 2007
Swedish Coffee Cake