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The Best Ever Scrumptious Coffee Cake recipe

Updated on April 24, 2013
The Best Ever Scrumptious Coffee Cake
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5 stars from 1 rating of The Best Ever Scrumptious Coffee Cake

I truly can't say enough about this coffee cake! This is definitely a treat when we get this for breakfast.

My husband is definitely the cook on this one as it's his baby. It takes a little prep work, and takes a little longer than we'd prefer to cook, so we don't do it very often.

But once we have leftovers, he gets about 9 pieces and I get about 3. lol It really is that good!

We end up eating it, not just for breakfast, but walking past the stove and picking off pieces as we walk by. How can you go wrong with fluffy, airy cake and a brown sugar crumble?

When it has chocolate chips, or especially peaches in it, it goes even faster.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves approximately 12 people one good square


  • 1 1/2 cups + 3/4 cup flour, separated
  • 5/8 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • (Optional) chocolate chips
  • (Optional) canned peaches


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a rectangular casserole dish generously with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all dry cake ingredients (1 1/2 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Combine all wet cake ingredients (shortening, milk and your egg) in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well with a hand mixer until smooth. Try to work out all of the chunks for nice fluffy cake.
  5. Pour this mixture into your prepared pan.
  6. If you are using any fruits or other additions (like our optional peaches or chocolate chips), this is the time to add them on top. Peaches are SO incredible in this dish!
  7. Now it's time for the topping! Mix all of your topping ingredients (3/4 cup flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter) together until crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle your topping evenly across the top of your yummy coffee cake.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Depending on your elevation (we're at 5000 feet), you may need to cook it a bit longer.
  10. Sometimes it takes us a little longer to get that center cooked. But boy is it worth it!!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 piece out of 12
Calories 238
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 18 mg6%
Sodium 200 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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You'll have to try it for yourself to truly understand the power of this breakfast, dessert, or whatever you want it to be.

Throw in your own special add-ins to make it your own, but whatever you do, just make it.

In the case you need some more variety, I'm in the process of making a way more breakfast recipes to make sure you're mornings are just as amazing as every other part of the day.

Be on the lookout for some great food experiences!

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    • VVanNess profile image

      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Tim wants me to add that if you are going to add peaches or other fresh fruit, to do so halfway through the cooking process before adding the topping, and the putting the topping on top of that. He said that if you put it on beforehand, you will have to extend the cooking time to one hour. :)

      I sure hope you like it! I know this is one of our favorites!!

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      Mrs Clark 4 years ago from United States

      I have a lot of friends that enjoy coffee cake. I will have to make this for them & me soon! Thanks for the great recipe! Hope your weekend is wonderful~