Faye’s Coffee Cake

Faye's coffee 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


  • 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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