Cyn's Cake Cyn's Cake

My Mom’s Aunt, and my Great Aunt Cynthia Risk, made a great coffee cake…Aunt Cyn passed away last year, so I thought it would be a nice idea to post her recipe for Coffee Cake on my blog. This is a great cake that goes nicely with coffee (of course) or tea, or a plain old glass of milk! It isn’t what I would consider a very “traditional” coffee cake, but such a nice dessert for any occasion. Don’t be fooled with what seems to be it’s “multi-step” process…it really is quite simple!

Aunt Cyn’s Coffee Cake

Mix in first Bowl:

6 TBSP. Brown Sugar

2 TBSP. Rolled Oats

2 TBSP. Chopped Nuts

Mix in second Bowl cream together:

1/2 Cup Shortening

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Beaten Egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 Cup Sour Cream

1 2/3 Cups Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

Mix in third seperate Bowl (you will now have 3 bowls of ingredients):

1 Beaten Egg (until thick)

1/3 Cup Jam (Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry…etc.)


Grease cake pan and put in about half of bowl #2

Cover with half of bowl #1

Spread all of bowl #3 over

Cover with the rest of bowl #2

Top with the rest of bowl #1

Bake in a 350 oven for approximately 40-45 minutes, until golden on top and centre of cake feels firm and springy. Enjoy! 🙂