Susan’s Coffee Cake

“I asked my Mom one time who Susan was. Apparently she was watching TV and copied down this recipe. The woman on TV was named Susan.” – Calla Ferre

“This makes a dense coffee cake and it is best served warm. The instructions say to split this batter in half to make two layers, but in my hands there wasn’t enough batter to do that, so I just made one.” – April Ferre

Susan’s Coffee Cake

Course: Coffee Cakes


  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour Sifted
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts Chopped


  • Mix 3/4 cup sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Stir in milk. Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. For topping mixture mix together remaining ingredients.
  • Grease and flour 9-inch square pan. Put half of batter in pan. Sprinkle it will half of the toping mixture. Add rest of the batter and sprinkle the top with the rest of the topping mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 9 3-inch squares.

Recipe – Jean Hansen