Grandma O’s Coffee Cake

Back in the days before women worked outside the home, there was almost a daily coffee get-together culture. This is one of my favorite recipes.

I’ll bring a few of Grandma’s out of the archives. It was such a different time back then. I can’t remember the last time I baked a coffee cake. Unfortunately, I made a few mistakes with this one. I got a little cocky making this. I thought I remembered the recipe a little better than I thought I did, but it has been awhile.

Next time I’ll make sure I adequately prep.


Bake 25 to 35 minutes in an 8 or 9 inch square pan at 375 degrees.

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup soft shortening

1 egg

Mix together thoroughly

Stir in 1/2 cup milk

Sift together and stir in 1 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Spread half the batter in the pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel mixture. Add the remaining batter and sprinkle remaining streusel over top.

*****from the Recipe Box:

I kind of blew it. I really prefer it with walnuts or pecans. I eat it for the crispy streusel bits.

I also didn’t divide the batter and streusel mix correctly. It’s been too long.

It looks like a yellow cake, but it has much more body than that.

It still tasted good and it’s totally gone.

and remember: I like when I don’t have to be careful with what I say. That’s when I know I’m with the right people. Big kiss, Lynn

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