Cooking: A Vintage Recipe Collection of:
Coffee cakes and other cake recipes from the decades of the 1940's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.  I stop
at the 70's.  I find my recipes in vintage tin boxes, journals, handme downs, and thrift shops.
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I don't know who invented the coffee cake, but I am sure it was
created to give that something special to coffee breaks.  It should
have been invented right here in America, but I think it would be of
more German origin.

We love our coffee and, frankly, I will use any excuse to eat cake, so
the two just naturally go together.  BUT, I did the research and I was
right.  It is of German origin and as with every good recipe, it evolved
over time.  Coffee cake was brought to this country by immigrants
from Germany and Holland.  Naturally, once they came to this country
with their rich traditions of baking and cooking, they improved on their
homeland recipes.  You can read more about the history of
Cakes by following this link.

I know my family loved to bake coffee cakes.   The crunchy nuggets of
rich sugary, makes my mouth water!  Excuse me, I
have to go bake.

These vintage recipes are taken from handwritten recipes found in tin
boxes, journals, off scraps of paper, auctions, yard
sales, and any
place else old recipes hide.  If you have a family hand-me-down
s, please feel free to email me.
Update: 10-29-2018
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Mrs. Ruth Garrison.

1 stick margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2  pint sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
Cream margarine and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time - Sift
soda, baking powder and flour together - Add alternately with sour
cream to mixture.   Beat well.  Add vanilla.

Topping - Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon - 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 cup
chopped nuts.  Sprinkle 1/3 of topping into greased angel cake pan.  
Pour in 1/2 of batter.  Sprinkle 1/3 more topping on batter.  Pour
remainder of batter.  Sprinkle rest of topping on top.
Bake at 375 degrees 45 to 60 minutes.
Coffee Cake
from Faye Coe's Recipe Box
Cream well:
2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs

Blend in
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
8 oz sour cream

1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Grease pan - a 9 x 13"
or two 7 x 11" pans.

Put a thin layer of batter in pan, then 1/2 of streusel mix.

Then rest of batter and top with the rest of streusel mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Time vaires according to
pan size.
Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake from the recipe
box of Nancy Argabright

2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
8 oz. reduced fat sour cream
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 T. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. cold butter

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt
and baking soda.  In another bowl combine the egg, sour
cream, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.  Stir into dry ingredients
just until moistened. Fold in blue berries.  Pour into 9 x 13
baking pan.  Combine brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon.  
Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.  
Sprinkle over the batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45
minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
out clean.  Makes 12 servings.
Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  A
delightful little Christmas story with
mouthwatering warm tasty recipes
for the most wonderful time of the

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key",
plus recipes for your holidays.  A
story by PenVampyre

Read "Easter and Where NOT to
Hide Eggs"  
Memories of Easters
past and a few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -
original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School, 2005
by Logan Lyon.

Food and Genealogy.  A story By
Robin L. Wallace.  
Our lives, our
families, our very history's are
defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his
version of Kickapoojoyjuice.

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when we
went out where relatives were
buried in the tiny, local cemeteries
and thoroughly cleaned up each
gravesite, carrying away branches
that may have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage
and Swit Tater Biskits Recipe.

Home Remedies Medicines Recipes
From Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and story
from the past.

College Foods and Other Mistakes I
Have Eaten.
Vintage recipe collection of coffee cakes.
You know his wife has a big piece of
coffee cake packed in his lunch
bucket. Do you suppose Olsen's
Lawn Service is still around?
Raised Currant Coffee Cake
From the recipe box of Nova Weidrick

1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup currants
1 tbs shortening
1 tsp salt
1 pkg yeast
2 cups shifted flour

Bring milk to boil.
Remove from heat and stir in shortening, sugar, salt.
When lukewarm, add beaten egg and yeast.  Stir until yeast dissolves.  Add currants and
flour.  Beat till smooth, turn into 8x8 pan.  Cover batter with 2 tbs. melted butter, 1/3 cup
sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Let rise till double.  Bake at 375 deg. for 25 to 30 minutes.

Quick Coffee Cake

Mix until crumbly 2 heaping cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup butter or oleo, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp
cinnamon.  Keep 1 handful for topping.  To the remainder add 1 beaten egg, 1 cup buttermilk
and 1 tsp baking soda.  Mix well.  Pour in greased 9 inch pan.  To with crumbs.  Bake 30
minutes in 350 oven.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake by Mrs. Ruth Garrison
Quick Coffee Cake