Coffee Cake Loaf

sCDxl8bnTciS2f4rDoWSewThis coffee cake is a delicious recipe that is made in a loaf pan, so it is perfect if you want just a small coffee cake!! I just had some with my morning coffee & it is a perfect cake!

The recipe is from the cookbook Second Helpings Please & is called Streusel Coffee Cake. My mother-in-law gave me this cookbook when Murray & I got married over 35 years ago. The cookbook has recently been reprinted. I think this cookbook is like a bible to some cooks….everything works & the results of these recipes are well-loved.

The original recipe is dairy with the addition of milk & butter. I changed the recipe for the cake & for the topping to make this cake parve – non-dairy…I left out the nuts as well.

I love to have cake recipes that are simple & quick to put together. All the ingredients in the cupboard & pantry so there is not any  quick trips to the grocery store needed!

Here is the recipe…adapted from Streusel Coffee Cake in Second Helpings Please


For the Cake

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup parve/non-dairy margarine *** I use Becel Vegan margarine

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup orange juice or use water, or any non-dairy milk

For the Cinnamon Filling & Topping

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/4 cups chopped nuts, optional  *** I did not add the nuts


Method  Preheat the oven to 350f   Grease a loaf pan, I sprayed it with non-stick spray

For the Cake

  1. In the bowl of a mix master, cream the sugar & margarine together, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed
  2. Add the eggs & mix well
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder & salt together
  4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the wet ingredients to the batter, mixing well after each addition —- set aside for a sec while you make the topping
  5. Make the topping: In a small bowl mix the cinnamon, flour,brown sugar & oil together…I used my fingers to mix this together, but you could use a fork!!
  6. Now, put 1/2 of the cake batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the topping evenly over the cake batter…now…put the rest of the batter into the cake pan…I do this by using a spoon & dropping globs of batter next to each other across the top..then using the back of the spoon to spread the batter evenly //without pulling up any of the topping as you go..or as little as possible…then put the remainder of the topping evenly over the batter…. I press it down a bit just so that most of it sticks to the batter which eliminates the all of the topping falling off the cake when it is being cut….
  7. Bake for approx 50-60 minutes until a tester comes out clean
  8. Remove the cake from the oven & let cool on a rack
  9. You can remove the cake & serve it on a plate…or just cut & eat out of the loaf pan!!
  10. I am going to slice it & put it on a serving plate…







5 Comments Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Looks delicious, I really like coffee cake loafs at work or after it 🙂


  2. and Norene Gilletz is still a rock star!


    1. She sure is!!!! My fav cookbooks & my fav lady! She is fantastic

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    2. She sure is! My fav cookbooks & my fav lady!

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