Jewish Coffee Cake

"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.)"
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photo by Anonymous
photo by EngineerChef photo by EngineerChef
photo by EngineerChef photo by EngineerChef
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add 1 egg at a time.
  • Beat well after each egg added.
  • Add milk and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pour 1/2 coffeecake batter in pan, alternately with cinnamon mixture, leaving enough cinnamon mixture for top of cake.
  • 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.
  • Cool.

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  1. The Daycare Lady
    Wonderful! Make it in the 13x9 pan. It bakes up nice and thick. It's a really satisfying treat!
  2. Brittta
    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.
  3. katew
    I am mad on cinnamon so this was the perfect cake for me - it made a huge cake too which is another bonus and also so easy to do so thanks Charlotte J
  4. Loves2Teach
    Well, I tagged this recipe for 123 tag... and was up really early this morning, so I thought I would make it to take to work to share. Making coffee cake at 4:00 am is not the best idea- I accidently added the sugar mixture to the whole cake. Ended up stirring it up and poured it in the pan. It was finished after about 40-45 minutes. Took it to work anyway. It tastes like regular cake, just really really sweet. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try it again, but follow the directions next time.
  5. EngineerChef
    I made this cake yesterday for my friends and family, everyone loved it! An amazingly not too soft and not too crumbly texture, just right, and what a soft taste! Thank you for sharing this recipe :-) time I would add more cinnamon mixture inside to give it a bit of a bigger line through the middle when its being cut ....:)



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