Cinnamon Coffeecake


Brunch guests will think you worked on this coffeecake much longer than 15 minutes! Serve with a fruit salad and scrambled eggs for a magnificent morning meal.

Cinnamon Coffeecake
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour*

  • 3 teaspoon baking powder*

  • ½ teaspoon salt*

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 slightly beaten egg white

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ¼ cup chopped California walnuts


  1. Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat thoroughly. Add sifted ingredients* alternately with milk. Spread half of mixture in greased 6- by 10-inch baking pan.** Brush with [a mixture of?] beaten egg white and water. Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle half over batter. Cover with remaining batter and remaining mixture. Bake in a moderately hot oven (350°F) for 30 minutes.*** Top with additional walnuts.


Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.


You may use an 8x8x2-inch baking pan instead.


Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. This may take 30 to 35 minutes.

Winner Info:

Marillynn Mark
Chicago, IL
March 1949

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
12g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 100mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 65.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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