Coffee Cake by Mrs. Davis

Coffee Cake by Mrs. Davis

Mrs. Davis’ Coffee Cake Recipe

This is a first prize winning Coffee Cake recipe from 1920.

Coffee Cake Recipe

One egg (unbeaten), 5 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter (or substitute), 1 1/2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 cup milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, 1/2 cup walnuts.

Mix the 5 tablespoons sugar with the unbeaten egg, stirring well; add melted shortening, then milk alternately with the flour, which has been sifted twice with the baking powder and spices.  Place in a shallow pan (a large-size pie plate will give the right thickness when baked) well greased.

To make the top: Sprinkle batter in the pan with sugar, shake about 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg over this, then the chopped walnuts.  Finally place small dots of butter, about the size of a pea over top.  Bake in moderate oven.

Mrs. E. W. Davis – 137 Divisadero Street – San Francisco Chronicle – 16 May 1920

coffee cake

coffee cake

Coffee Cake by Mrs. Davis

First prize winning Coffee Cake recipe from 1920.

Course Cake
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg unbeaten
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar with the unbeaten egg, stirring well; add melted butter, then milk alternately with the flour, which has been sifted twice with the baking powder and spices. 

  2. Place in a shallow pan (a large-size pie plate will give the right thickness when baked) well greased

  3. To make the top: Sprinkle batter in the pan with sugar, shake about 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg over this, then the chopped walnuts.  Finally place small dots of butter, about the size of a pea over top. 

  4. Bake in moderate oven.

 

 

 

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