Just for Fun: Cathleen’s Homemade Coffee Cake

Homemade Coffee Cake

This recipe comes from Cathleen King, Marketing Coordinator. The coffee cake recipe is passed down from Cathleen’s mother, who would make it to share for both breakfast and dessert. Try Cathleens’s family recipe for yourself with fresh fruit from your local farmers’ market or butter and milk from High Lawn Farm.


  • 1 1/2 C sifted flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 C milk
  • 3 tbs melted shortening or butter


  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat egg, add milk and shortening. Stir into dry ingredients, mixing only enough to dampen all the flour. Pour into greased 8×8 pan. Combine topping ingredients with your fingers, until it looks gravel-sized. Sprinkle topping over cake. Bake 25 minute.

Cathleen’s Recommendation:

This recipe is old-school in its ingredients, and other than the topping, is not overly sweet. Try adding some fresh blueberries from your local farmers’ market to the mix, or plate this with fresh cut summer cantaloupe. Mom always used Crisco for the shortening, but I am a diehard believer in butter. And of course, if you prefer another form of sweetener – honey or even maple syrup – feel free to make it your own. For me, the as-is flavor of this coffee cake calls me back home to Mom’s kitchen and her great laugh.

2022-08-10T11:58:03-04:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

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