Rating: 3.48 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

Delicious with coffee, or as a nice compliment to any brunch casserole.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Cream together the white sugar and shortening. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in half and half. In a separate bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into cream/egg mixture.

  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and walnuts. Stir in melted butter.

  • Spread half of the cake batter in bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel mixture over the batter. Spread the other half of the batter over the streusel mixture and top off with the rest of the streusel mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 33g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 39.8mg; sodium 188.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I'd give this three stars as written but five with changes. I have the same recipe but everything on this one is halved. When you double your ingredients there is no need to double the eggs. I always make mine with 2. Also milk can be used in place of the half/half. Use 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2002
DO NOT MAKE THIS IN A 9x13 PAN!!!!! Use an 8x8 or you'll be sorry! Cake came out barely an inch thick------abundance of topping-hard to rate..... Read More
(28)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2002
DO NOT MAKE THIS IN A 9x13 PAN!!!!! Use an 8x8 or you'll be sorry! Cake came out barely an inch thick------abundance of topping-hard to rate..... Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I'd give this three stars as written but five with changes. I have the same recipe but everything on this one is halved. When you double your ingredients there is no need to double the eggs. I always make mine with 2. Also milk can be used in place of the half/half. Use 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2006
After reading the first 2 reviews I doubled the recipe to make a 9x13 cake. That was the only adjustment I made and the cake turned out fine. Tender. Nothing extraordinary but yummy. My daycare kiddos liked it and asked for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2004
I wish I had read the other review before I made this. There wasn't enough batter to fill the bottom of the 9 13 pan let alone make two layers. I had to scrape it into a 8" cake pan and even then one layer was all I could do. I only used half the streusel. It did taste good but there must be more accurate recipes out there. (My son says he would rate it a four but he didn't have to make it.) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
I made this after reading the reviews and decided to make it anyway. I thought is was great. So did my mom, my fiance and his brother. I suggest using 2/3 of the batter in a the pan suggested and dot the rest on top of the topping. It was not thick and cakelike as a tradional "coffee cake" is, but this was lite and delicate like a "streusel" should be. I have found a coffee cake recipe that i will always use. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
This was a quick and simple recipe that was quite delicious. Make sure to use a 8x8 pan and i used milk instead of half and half. For shortening I switched with butter and used about a tad more than 1/4 cup. I make a lot of dessert which I always use butter over other product since it give dishes better taste and moistness if your not to worried over calorie :). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
The taste was excellent. The recipe easy to follow. My only complaint was that in order to make a thick streusal cake we had to double the recipe. But thats easy. Great recipe. Will definitely make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2010
double the recipe or use a 8x8 pan Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2011
flavor is good but too hard to make presentable Read More
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