Grandma's Filled Coffee Cake

Grandma's Filled Coffee Cake

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Kathleen Krywokulsky


Grandma McGlade would make her filled coffee cake for Sunday brunch and holidays.I was eleven the summer after my mother died and Grandma taught me a great deal about taking care of a house and cooking and baking. She gave me all her recipes.
Today I make this every holiday and always remember my Grandma McGlade,
a strong Irish women with a heart of gold.
Now I'm the grandma.I hope you will enjoy this simple coffee cake with your family and friends as much as my family has over the years.


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10 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 4
    eggs beaten
  • 3 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1

  • 2 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4-7 Tbsp
    unbleached white flour
  • 6-8 Tbsp
    butter melted
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 c
    pecans or walnuts chopped optional

How to Make Grandma's Filled Coffee Cake


  1. Cream butter and sugar
    Add beaten eggs, vanilla
    Beat until fluffy
  2. Mix all dry ingredients
  3. Slowly beat in dry ingredients to butter mixture
    Alternate with milk
    Until well mixed
    Set aside
  4. Mix all filling ingredients
    Set aside a least a cup
  5. In 9×13 greased pan
    Start with layer of cake mix
    Alternate with filling until
    All is gone.
  6. Cover top of cake with filling you set aside
  7. Bake @ 350°
    35 min or until toothpick comes out clean
    Golden brown top
  8. For my family I use lots of filling
    Raisins or apple slices can be added
  9. Serve warm or cold
    Tastes great 2-3 days later, just reheat and enjoy!

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About Grandma's Filled Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Brunch

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