simple yet delicious and moist coffee cake.

This is a family recipe if you will passed down from Matt's side of the family, which is kind of a rarity. On the recipe card the title contains the word "flop" and well, I just don't do the word flop. I prefer to call this coffee cake. And have it with my coffee. Pronounced caw-fee. Heavy on the caw.

Your ingredients are few and the instructions are... few. Yes.

Don't forget your cute assistant.

Mix together in a bowl:
2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 c shortening

Then add 1 egg and 1 cup milk to the above. And stir until mixed.

Pour into ungreased baking dish. Top with the combined 3/4 c brown sugar, 2 tbsp melted butter and 1 tsp cinnamon. I personally take a butter knife and kind of draw lines back and forth across the cake so that the "crumbs" will sink down into the cake itself more. In theory.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Use the toothpick test of course.

Drink with caw-fee. Like Linda Richman.

And Letty wanted her photo taken with her piece of cake and her water. She ate only the crumbs.



  1. I have been looking for some good coffee cake and this may fit the bill! Now I may need to borrow your cute assistant, or it may literally be a flop....

  2. I hope that I can reproduce this coffee cake while lacking in the cute assistant department. Unless you'd be amenable to FedExing me Letty for a day.

  3. I LOVE coffee cake, I am totally making this today, or right now.

  4. shes looking uber adorable. and that cake. gimme all of it

  5. ummm YUM!!! it looks like letty did an amaze job on this, so i am definitely gonna have maddalena make me some :) and we will not call it flop. or plop or whatever!

  6. Are you SURE this recipe is right? ;) lol


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