Faye’s coffee cake

Cake:

1 1/2 c flour
3 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c shortening
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 c milk

Filling/topping:

1 c packed brown sugar
4 T flour
4 t cinnamon
1/4 c butter, melted
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts

  • preheat oven to 350, lightly grease 8 inch square pan
  •  in large combine flour, powder, salt and sugar
  •  in small bowl cream together shortening, egg, vanilla and milk
  •  add to dry ingredients and mix well
  •  in small bowl combine all ingredients for filling and mix with fork
  •  spread 1/2 cake batter into bottom of greased pan
  •  pour 1/2 of filling on top and spread evenly
  •  spread remaining cake batter on top of layer of filling
  •  top with remaining filling
  •  bake for 25-30 minutes (check to be sure that tooth pick inserted in middle comes out clean!  Otherwise it will be “goopy” in the middle! 🙂)


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