Gramma's Coffee Cake

Gramma used this easy to make coffee cake recipe for visits from the reverend back in 19th century Missouri. I'm sure my mother updated it with ingredients that were easier to get at the local grocery! This was traced back to 1860, the original is too soiled to read anymore.
Gramma's Coffee Cake
Gramma's Coffee Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    C. brown sugar

  • 2 1/2

    C. cake flour

  • 1

    tsp. nutmeg

  • 3/4

    C. salad oil

  • 1

    C. soured milk (see directions below)

  • 1

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    egg

  • cinnamon (sprinkle)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together brown sugar, cake flour and nutmeg. Set aside 1 C. of mixture for topping. Add remaining ingredients (except cinnamon) and mix well. Pour into a well greased and floured 8-inch square cake pan. Sprinkle topping over mixture, and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon, pressing lightly the topping into the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean (high altitude: 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes).To make soured milk: Take 1 C. less 2 Tbs. milk and add 2 Tbs. vinegar to make the cup needed.

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