Very Berry Coffee Cake

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 55mins




  • Spread solid shortening on bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan.
  • Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and sour cream and mix well.
  • Alternately, add flour mixture and milk to batter, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Spread half the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Spread berries (well drained) on top of batter.
  • Cover berries with remaining batter and spread the top evenly with a spatula (some berries will show through).
  • For Crumb Topping: Combine all ingredients and pinch them with fingertips to make crumbs.
  • Spread on top of cake and bake for 30 to 35 minutes (metal pan) or longer if glass pan- or until a toothpick comes out clean and cake is golden brown.
  • Cool cake completely (in pan) on wire rack.
  • Refrigerate overnight and cut into squares.
  • Serve at room temperature.