Shari's Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe -
Shari's Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
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Shari's Streusel Coffee Cake

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

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and walnuts. Stir in melted butter.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.....


22 Ratings

Jan 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.

Nov 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.)

Mar 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!

Mar 08, 2011

flavor is good but too hard to make presentable

Oct 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.

May 30, 2013

Overall I thought this was a really good coffee cake. I made a few changes though. I doubled the recipe because after reading many other reviews saying it wasn't thick enough, I decided to go ahead and do it. I added a half cup of sour cream to make it more moist and used milk instead of half-and-half. I got lots of compliments and I will definately be making it again!!!


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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