Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Another family favorite from my most treasured recipe book; Towns, Trails and Special Times. This cake is moist and fabulous.....and the easy 'one pan' technique makes it fun to prepare with a 'little chef'!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients (flour, sugar, soda, salt) in an ungreased 12x8 inch baking dish or pan.
  2. Make three 'wells' in the mixture; pour oil in one, vinegar in one and vanilla in one.
  3. Pour in coffee and stir all with a fork until well mixed. Spread evenly in pan.
  4. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon ; sprinkle half over the batter.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over hot cake. Cool 15-20 minutes before cutting.
Most Helpful

4 5

This is a joy and a snap to make! Great flavors. At the time I made this, in step 1 I stirred together the first 5 ingredients, otherwise, wouldn't get the cocoa in there! Also, didn't have a 12x8-inch baking pan, so used an 11x9-inch. Thanks, FolkDiva! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

5 5

You can make this even when you are stumbling around in the morning, not quite aware of your surroundings. I found it a bit too sweet, but it was scarfed up without reservation by the gang. Love the coffee in it, which I think made it much more interesting than similar cakes.

5 5

Nice, moist snack cake. It was a relief not to add frosting. I did this with My Inner Child, who only used cake mixes growing up. Is this also called a "dump cake"? Thank you for sharing this recipe, FolkDiva. Made for Photo Tag.