Fast & Easy Coffee Cake!

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Fast & Easy Coffee Cake
Great for a brunch!

I found this recipe a couple of years ago, when I had gotten a last minute invitation to a brunch.  I made this quick thinking that this would have to do.  This turned out to be one of the most popular dishes that morning.  I frequently get asked for the recipe!  It’s a go to recipe for something fast when people call and tell me they are going to drop in.  Or like this weekend, I know that I am going to have a crowd of people over for a meeting!  And when I say fast and easy, it only takes less than an hour to make!

Makes 12 to 15 servings.



  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans work for me!

Cake Batter

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 cups all purpose or unbleached flour, you could also use 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of the all purpose
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/3 cup raisins(optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 13×9″ pan and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and butter and mix together until blended. Stir in oatmeal until crumbly. Set aside while preparing batter.

Crack eggs into large bowl and beat with a fork until combined. Add milk and mix well with a wire whisk or eggbeater. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla and mix until blended.  Add raisins.

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. 

Add to egg mixture and mix with a spoon for 20-30 strokes just until combined and all dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be lumpy.  Pour batter into prepared 13×9″ pan.

Sprinkle oatmeal/nut mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes until puffed and golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serve the Coffee Cake warm.  This coffee cake also reheats  very nicely in the microwave if you have any left for the next morning.



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