Sue's Coffee Cake

"You won't believe how good this is,and it's so easy to make! My old friend, Sue, from N.Y. gave this recipe to me, and my family usually finishes it off in a day!"
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Ready In:
1 cake


  • 3 tablespoons Crisco (I just throw in slightly spoons full. Also, butter flavor is great if you've got it.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine


  • Beat together Crisco and sugar.
  • Mix flour, salt, powder and add to bowl.
  • mix all with milk till blended.
  • Put in square pan (greased) and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake at 375 till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Sue said 30 minute.
  • Remove from oven and while still hot, spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

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  1. Sueie
    This is really good. Simplicity is the key - I cooked it in about 30 minutes.
  2. srobin
    You are right, Yogi! This IS good! I made this for Christmas morning breakfast on the spur of the moment. Couldn't imagine it would be all that wonderful considering the ingredients, but it is great! People couldn't stop eating it. It took about 10 minutes longer than the recipe says for it to bake.
  3. Sallyabreak
    fast, easy, moist and very delicious! this would be perfect for christmas hassle at all!
  4. hlthayer
    This is a wonderful coffee cake!!
  5. dimensionally trans
    This cake is very easy to make and quite tasty but does leave a strange aftertaste which baffles me a bit. Maybe it is the cinnamon? I took the advice of others and baked it for longer (an extra 8 mins or so). I also used butter as we don't get Crisco in the Netherlands (where I live). I also made it with a layer of mix then half the cinnamon etc. I'll try this again with a few changes because it was so easy and shows enormous potential. Thank you


  1. Take a Letter Maria
    Wow, I love, love, love this cake!! I made it almost as written but used real butter instead of Crisco and added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the batter. I also did what another reviewer suggested and put half the batter in my 8x8 pan then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar then put the other half of the batter on top, baked for the 35 min. and spread the top with the butter and sprinkled with more cinnamon sugar. It is a nice little cake not to dense not to crumbly not to sweet, just a great cake to have with a cup of coffee, in fact my 8 year old had two piece as his breakfast. Thanks for the great little recipe.



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