Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake

This is my Grandma Mary Stout's recipe and is best served with melted butter on top!

- Matt Stout

Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • 3 ts. baking powder
  • 1/4 ts. salt
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 ts. vanilla

Streusel Topping

  • 3 tb. butter
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 3 tb. flour
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
  • t tb. cinnamon


Streusel Topping: Melt butter in a sauce pan, stir in brown sugar, flour, nuts, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Batter Mix: In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or potato masher. Mix should look like fine corn meal. In a small bowl, beat the egg with a fork then mix with milk and vanilla. Pour into batter mix and stir together with the fork. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter th3e sides and bottom of a 9x9 square pan. Drop half of the dough in globs on the bottom of the pan and spread as evenly as you can. Sprinkle one half of the streusel mix over the batter. Layer the remaining batter over this and then cover with the rest of the streusel topping. Bake 25-30 minutes.