Miss Helen's Coffee Cake

"I searched through ALL 500+ coffee cakes listed, and did not find one like this !! Have NO idea who Miss Helen was, but my MIL gave me this recipe when we were first married (48 years ago), and it has always been a favorite - and a hit."
 
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Miss Helen's Coffee Cake created by Kiwi Kathy
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cut stick of butter in half length-wise, then cut each half in half lengthwise, to make 4 long pieces.
  • Cut 4 pieces into cubes and keep cold.
  • Mix topping and set aside.
  • Mix batter ingredients.
  • Spread stiff batter into buttered 9x13 baking dish.
  • Push butter cubes into batter.
  • Pour topping evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until inserted knife comes out clean.

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  1. jjpoet22381
    The cake tasted pretty well and the butter technique was awesome. However, I'm giving it 3 stars because the topping was just awful. It was dry and powdery. Next time, I'll probably mix the topping with melted butter so it turns out crumbly instead of powdery. Thanks for the recipe!
     
  2. Kiwi Kathy
    Miss Helen's Coffee Cake Created by Kiwi Kathy
  3. Kiwi Kathy
    An interesting method that I have not come across before with inserting cubes of butter into the batter. Definitely a cake that needs to be eaten on the day it is made as it dries out somewhat the next day. The batter is delicious however, if making again I would swap the flour for sugar in the topping as I found the flour rather an odd texture / taste for the top of the cake. Made for the Aussie / Kiwi Swap July 2013
     
  4. jmiovine
    Disappointing. Recipe seemed like it had potential, but it took almost 50 minutes to at least bake it and it was tasteless, dry, and the topping was strange and taste flour. I had to add a bunch of cream cheese to at least bring out the flavor.
     
  5. Chickee
    Miss Helen's Coffee Cake Created by Chickee

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