Friday, January 21, 2011

streusel coffee cake

This is the easiest and quickest coffee cake on earth…. it’s perfect for a morning when you have just the smallest amount of extra time and it’s best warm right from the oven. This is an old recipe from my maternal grandmother. I remember being at her house when I was very young and eating this. It’s one of the first things I learned to bake and I’ve been making it ever since. Your house will smell very warm and friendly with all the almond fragrance.  It’s the perfect ‘Good Morning!'

 Here’s what you need:

Wet ingredients-
1 beaten egg
½ C sugar
½ C milk
2 t salad oil
½ t almond extract

Dry ingredients-
1 C flour
½ t salt
2 t baking powder

Streusel ingredients-
another ½ C flour
¼ C butter – cold and cut in small cubes
another ¼ C sugar
another ½ t almond extract

Here’s what you do:
Mix the egg, ½ C sugar, milk and ½ t almond extract in a bowl and set aside.

Add the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until just absorbed. Pour into greased 8 inch square pan or a round cake pan. It’s a very thin batter.

For the streusel topping place the ½ C flour, the ¼ sugar , the ¼ C butter and the ½ t almond extract in a small bowl and using your fingers, crumble until it is the consistency of wet sand. Make sure the butter is cold and has been cut in small cubes.

Sprinkle topping over the top of the cake mixture and bake in 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

One of my family favorites and soon to be one of yours too.

(printable recipe)


  1. How funny, Tracy, we were on the same wavelength! This looks good too, but then, honestly I don't think I've ever turned my back on coffee cake!

  2. Yum, I never think a coffee cake is complete without that delicious streusel on top. I can imagine just how heavenly it must have smelled as it baked. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  3. I think almond extract makes all baked goods taste a little better. This coffee cake sounds delicious!


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