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Cinnamon-Walnut Coffee Cake

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother came from Germany with a treasure trove of recipes. She was a farmer's wife, raised seven children and had 28 grandchildren. Every Christmas and Easter, she hosted the family dinner, cooking everything herself. This coffee cake was one of my favorites."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: This coffee cake may be frozen up to 6 months.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

This is AWESOME!! I doubled this and baked in 9x13 pan. Instead of just milk, I put half sour cream, half milk. Wow!! Moist. Almost like pound cake with that yummy topping. The one person said...

Most helpful critical review

hmmm this was interesting. don't get me wrong, it tasted great, but the texture was a little odd and the topping, while tasty, didn't stick to the cake. but it was still good tasting.

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This is AWESOME!! I doubled this and baked in 9x13 pan. Instead of just milk, I put half sour cream, half milk. Wow!! Moist. Almost like pound cake with that yummy topping. The one person said...

This recipe was easy to prepare and my daughter thought it tasted similar to starbucks coffee cake. I will definitely make again.

This was a great recipie! I will definetly use it again. Instead of using 1 Cup of regular sugar, I used half brown sugar and half regular sugar. I also like cinnamon a lot so i added a anoth...

I made this in muffin form instead of a cake. It was very good and I will make it again but try something else to keep the topping in place better.

hmmm this was interesting. don't get me wrong, it tasted great, but the texture was a little odd and the topping, while tasty, didn't stick to the cake. but it was still good tasting.

I couldn't find my regular chocolate chip coffee cake recipe and tried this one. This cake is really good. I followed the directions exactly, except i did add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Per...

This didn't work out for me and I don't know why...it wasn't cooked when I cooked it for the prescribed time and the walnut topping seemed to be too hard when it did cook through. Was disappoin...

I actually found the coffee cake to be a little dense. I like a little more fluff. The topping was good though - I used a 9x9 pan and it was done in approx 40min.