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Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Topped with a streusel topping, this coffee cake is irresistible.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Coffee Cake
Prep Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 354kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 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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