Janet Lee's Coffee Cake

Dana Ramsey


Growing up my mother would make this recipe to take to all our family gatherings when my grandparents were still with us. No matter where she would take it someone always asked her for the recipe which she was more than happy to share. From the first bite I am transported back in time to those gatherings and all those who have gone before me. Sweet memories!


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
35 Min


  • 2 c
    sugar, white
  • 4 Tbsp
    shortening, she likes crisco
  • 2
  • 2 c
  • 4 c
    flour, all purpose
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2
    pinches of salt

  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 3/4 stick
    butter, cut in cubes and then in half
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Janet Lee's Coffee Cake


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. I used my standup mixer.
  2. Grease a standard size cake pan with cooking spray and pour batter into cake pan.
  3. Spinkle the top of the batter with the brown sugar, then drop the chunks of butter all over the top and sprinkle with the cinnamon. Bake in a preheated oven 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the cake part comes out clean.
  4. Note: This recipe can be cut in half to make a smaller cake. It can be served cold or warm. Enjoy.

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About Janet Lee's Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Recipe For: The Best Coffee Cake

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