Coffee Cake


1/2 cup Shortening


1/2 cup Sugar                       


2 eggs, beaten


3 cups flour


2 Tbsp. baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup milk


2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1/2 cup sour cream


Brown sugar filling


Cream cheese filling

Cream shortening and sugar in a  medium mixing bowl.  Add eggs, mixing well.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.  Stir in vanilla and sour cream.  Spread half the batter in a greased and floured springform pan or Bundt pan; cover with half the brown sugar filling then spread cream cheese filling over batter.  Add remaining brown sugar filling.  Bake at 400 F for 20-25 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

Brown sugar filling:


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar


2 Tbsp. all purpose flour


2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


2Tbsp. butter


1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly in consistency; stir in nuts.  Yield:  About 1 cup

Cream cheese filling:


1- 8 oz. package cream cheese


1/3 cup sugar


1 egg

Cream cheese and sugar.  Add egg and beat until smooth