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Coffee Cake

A delicious soft cake with a crunchy nut topping
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Keyword: cake
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 304kcal


  • Bowls
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • 8 x 8 baking tin, greased and lightly floured


  • 1/4 cup oil neutral flavour
  • 1/2 cup milk I used almond milk but cow's milk works well also
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour all purpose
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamom
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts I used pecans
  • 1 tbsp flour all purpose
  • 1 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make the topping by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts, flour and melted butter together. Mine looked like this...
  • Make the cake by whisking all of the remaining ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Do not overmix!
  • Pour batter into the greased and lightly floured tin and evenly distribute the topping, covering the cake completely. Mine looked like this...
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.