French Coffee Cake

This recipe is from my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1975.  My Grandmother baked very well, this was one of her most used coffee cake recipes.  What could be better than enjoying coffee with friends and family with a freshly baked coffee cake right out of your oven.

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French Coffee Cake

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French Coffee Cake

French Coffee Cake - - prepare homemade coffee cake easily at home.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 443kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Cream 1/2 cup butter. Add sugar gradually, continuing to cream until light, fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition: add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt together. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients, sour cream to mixture; blend together. Prepare topping: cream margarine and flour together; add sugar and pecans. Mix until topping is crumbly.
  •  Pour enough batter into a greased 8x8x2 inch pan to cover the bottom of the pan, spreading batter to edges. Cover with most of the topping. Pour remaining batter on top. Sprinkle remaining topping over batter. Bake about 50 minutes at 350 degrees or until top is light golden brown. Be careful not to over bake. Cool for 10 minutes in a pan, then remove. This cake freezes well.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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