The smell of this coffee cake is enough to transport me back in time to the carefree days of childhood, when perms were a thing and I couldn't live without my scrunchie and my New Kids on the Block cassette tape. Show me a kid who doesn't like coffee cake and I'll show you a werido because this stuff is heavenly. I mean cake? For breakfast? Yes please!
This recipe is my great grandmas, made by my mother frequently while growing up. I still request it to this day and have decided to *attempt* to do her justice by trying out my hand at this family classic.
- 1 c sugar
- dash salt
- 1 tbs butter
- 1 tbs shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 c flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 c milk
1) In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, butter, and shortening. Cream well.
2) Mix in eggs one at a time.
3) Slowly mix in flour, baking powder and milk alternately
4) Grease 2 cake pans
5) Pour mixture into pans
6) Sprinkle top with sugar and cinnamon
7) Bake 350 for 20 minutes
Voila- couldn't you just bottle that sweet smell up and bathe in it?!
What are some of your favorite family recipes? Anything near and dear to your heart?