Mama Robin's Coffee Cake

Mama Robin


I've been making this coffee cake for years and it's still my favorite one of all. It takes a little time to make, but well worth the effort. Just perfect for a Sunday morning with a nice hot cup-o-joe!


★★★★★ 1 vote

9 servings
30 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    walnut pieces or pecan pieces (optional)

How to Make Mama Robin's Coffee Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease 8x8x2 square or 9x1-1/2" round cake pan.
  2. Prepare strusel mixture by combining ingredients in a small bowl and mixing with a fork until crumbly.
  3. Batter: beat egg with mixer until frothy. Add sugar & butter and beat until blended. Add milk & vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder & salt and mix thouroughly.
  4. Spoon 1/2 batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the strusel mixture evenly over batter. Spread remaining batter on top and sprinkle remaining strusel mixture over batter again.
  5. Put pan on center rack in over and bake 25-30 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. When done, cool on wire rack for 15-20 min. Cut warm coffee cake into squares or wedges and serve immediately.

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About Mama Robin's Coffee Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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