Old Fashioned Coffee Cake – Topped with a streusel topping, this coffee cake is irresistible.

This coffee cake is made from a yeast bread topped with a streusel topping. This recipe is from my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1965.

ingredients for baking

Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

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  • Recipe Type: Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Family Recipes, Breads Recipes, Breakfast Recipes
  • Prep time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

This streusel topped coffee cake is so good with friends and a cup of coffee.


  • 1 package yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk scalded
  • 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.

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  • Liz

    This coffee cake is wonderful!