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How to Make Homemade Coffee Cake
Whether you need to throw together a quick brunch or simple breakfast, this vintage coffee cake recipe is one of my favorite go-to’s.
I recently saw coffee cake selling at the grocery store for $7 and up, which is why I love this easy recipe so much. You can make a batch of this sweet, crunchy coated coffee cake for a fraction of the price.
Even if baked goods aren’t your typical jam, this vintage inspired coffee cake recipe is so easy and requires minimal, common ingredients.
Homemade Coffee Cake Tutorial
Traditionally this is called Autumn Breakfast Cake because it uses warm spices such as cinnamon. But the good news is, you can serve it in any season.
Take a look at the simple tutorial below for how to make this easy coffee cake recipe. You could easily make it the night before, or serve it as a last minute menu addition.
Can you freeze coffee cake?
Can you freeze coffee cake for use later? You sure can. Here is how to freeze coffee cake: Simply allow the cake to cool to room temperature. Once cool, wrap in two layers of plastic wrap. Then, wrap in two layers of aluminum foil. Add extra protection by placing in an air tight container if possible.
You can keep your coffee cake frozen for several weeks. Then, just remove the cake and allow it several hours to thaw prior to serving.
Homemade Breakfast Coffee Cake Recipe Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this easy coffee cake recipe. As you can see, these are common, easy to find pantry staples you most likely already have on hand.
- 1/3 cup Crisco
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon melted Crisco
- Begin by blending the sugar, egg, and Crisco until light and fluffy.
- And in the milk and dry ingredients. Mix well until nice and smooth.
- Grease an 8×8 pan. Pour mixture in.
- Mix the topping ingredients well. Sprinkle mixture with your topping ingredients.
- Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through and topping is lightly golden.
How delicious does this breakfast coffee cake look? It is amazing served warm or you can serve at room temperature.
If you wish for a thicker topping, you can double the topping recipe. A little extra cinnamon or brown sugar never hurt!