Posted by: Bill & Gayle McCord | March 26, 2010

Weekend Recipe: Coffee Cake

This is another instant hit for breakfast, a snack with coffee or tea (remember Emily is giving away delicious tea on her blog), or for a shower/brunch.  As an added bonus, you probably already have most of the ingredients!

Coffee Cake

I make coffee cake every Christmas morning, and the kids still love it!

  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 3t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine (1/4 c)
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 t vanilla


  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 4 T flour
  • 4 t cinammon
  • 4 T butter/margarine


Preheat oven to 350.  Measure all cake ingredients and pour together in bowl.  Spray 9×9 pan with Pam, and pour cake mixture in.  For topping, melt margarine and mix in other 3 ingredients with a fork.  (It should be crumbly).  Crumble it on top.  Bake 20-30 minutes.

Funny story:

When the kids were little, they often did funny things.  That’s part of being a kid- making your parents laugh (and lose sleep).  Anyway, one morning I told Emily we were going to make a coffee cake.  Several hours later we hadn’t gotten to it yet, so she asked me when we would make the “tea pie?”  We always loved how she mixed up words like that (she still does, by the way- now Josh gets to enjoy it).  Interestingly, she told us that her daughter, Rebekah, does the same thing!



  1. […] for everyone, but we all fared well.  We had our traditional Christmas breakfast: my omlette and coffee cake, as well as Emily’s sausage balls.  Then we enjoyed stockings and gifts.  After a yummy […]

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