Cowboy Coffee Cake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 15
  • About This Recipe

    “Quick and easy recipe. Great flavor. Comes from United Methodist Cookbook, Gowrie, Iowa. Submitted by Sharon Jones.”

    Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cupsflour
  • 2cupsbrown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2/3 cupshortening
  • 1cupmilk
  • 2eggs
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoonground nutmeg
  • Directions

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and shortening until crumbly.
  • Reserve l/2 cup.
  • To remaining crumbs add baking powder, soda, and spices.
  • Mix well.
  • Add milk and eggs.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour into a 9 x 13 greased and floured pan.
  • Top with reserved crumbs.
  • Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “This has been one of our favorite coffee cakes for years but with a few changes. I only use butter and always buttermilk (as other reviewers have done). It makes for a very moist cake that keeps several days without freezing. Usually does not last that long.Probably one of the easiest cakes around. Thanks for reminding me of this old recipe.”

  • “Really good quick coffee cake!As other reviewers mentioned, it is very light.Because of the baking soda, I used buttermilk in place of the regular milk.Do go to the trouble of getting out your hand-mixer–it makes it so much easier to combine the flour, sugar and shortening mix.Charlotte J., thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “I make this wonderfulsnack cake often.I got this same recipefroma community cookbook years ago.The only thing that I do differently is to usesour milk instead of plain milk.Measure 1 Tofvinegar into measuring cup and add enough milk to make 1 cup, stir and then let set for 5 minutes before using.”

  • “This coffee cake is really good.I love the topping and the cake is light and fluffy, not dry as some coffee cakes can be.I halved the recipe and made it in an 8×8 pan and it came out perfect – thanks for sharing!”

  • “i can’t stop eating it!!!… delicious”

  • “My husband begs me to make these all the time”

  • “Moist and light, and delicious.The cinnamon and nutmeg are a perfect combination.This tastes great hot out of the oven; no need to butter it.”

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