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Coffee Cake Circa 1973

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This coffee cake circa 1973 was taken from the Betty Crocker Cookbook. This was my favorite cake to make when I was a teenager. Such a classic coffee cake recipe.

Updated 05/14/2020

Coffee Cake Circa 1973

This classic coffee cake circa 1973 has a topping that, while cooking, sinks down into the cake. The topping is creamy inside in the cake, yet crunchy on top of the cake.

Do coffee cakes have coffee?

No. Back in the late 1800’s, some did have coffee as an ingredient. Therefore, I believe the name was born.

Why is it called coffee cake?


Good question. I use to ask the same question.  They are normally served at breakfast with coffee accompanying them.  Get more information at How Stuff Works.

How long will coffee cake keep?

It will keep for about 1 week in the fridge if you keep it covered with foil or plastic wrap well enough.  May I suggest that you heat it up before eating.

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Coffee Cake Circa 1973

This Coffee Cake circa 1973 was taken from the Betty Crocker Cookbook. This was my favorite cake to make when I was a teenager. Such a classic coffee cake recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar cinnamon cake, classic coffee cake, crumb coffee cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 317kcal

Equipment

  • 9×13 Baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Cinnamon Applesauce or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar For Topping
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon For Topping
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, Melted For Topping
  • Chopped Nuts, if desired. I left them out.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine oil, eggs, and milk in a medium mixing bowl.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Pour into a sprayed/greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973
  • Combine ingredients for topping, mix well.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973
  • Sprinkle topping over top of cake mix.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973
  • Bake at 350° for 33-37 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    Coffee Cake Circa 1973

Notes

NOTE: After making this, I decided next time, I would make the topping (brown sugar/cinnamon mix) first to allow it to set more.
ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg
 
Top picture shows side view of a slice of coffee cake on a plate. The bottom picture shows the coffee cake in the baking dish with a couple of slices missing.
Picture of a slice of coffee cake on a plate with the full coffee cake in the baking dish in the background.

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