This coffee cake is wonderful, the cake itself it moist and delicious while the topping is slightly crunchy and sweeter. Together, they make a delightful combination that you will surely enjoy!

Quick Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

    2 In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender to the size of small peas.

    3 In a separate small bowl, beat the egg well, then stir in the milk and vanilla. Add the egg-milk mixture to the flour mixture all at once. Stir carefully until just blended.

    4 Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Drizzle top with melted butter.

    5 In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of cake. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


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