Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is made from a yeast bread topped with a streusel topping. This recipe is from my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1965.

ingredients for baking

Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

slices of old fashioned coffee cake, two forks, and a cup of coffee

Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Topped with a streusel topping, this coffee cake is irresistible.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 354kcal


  • 1 package yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 5 cups flour


  • Mix together yeast, one teaspoon sugar and warm water, set aside for a few minutes. Add shortening to milk. Let set until lukewarm. Add to yeast mixture, stirring well. Add the sugar, salt, and egg. Stir well. Beat in five cups of flour or enough to make a soft dough. Let set covered until raised. Beat down and pour into three greased 9 inch round cake pans. Cover and let raise. Top with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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About Stephanie

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.

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