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Quick Coffee Cake


A simple coffee cake recipe that bakes up in only 20 minutes. An ideal choice when unexpected company drops in and you want to serve something home-made with coffee.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbs white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 425F. In a large mixing bowl, combine larger portion of flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening to pea sized pieces. In a smaller bowl, beat egg and stir in milk and vanilla. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until just mixed. Pour batter into greased 9-inch cake pan. For the topping, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and last bit of flour. Sprinkle on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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