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Christmas Morning Coffee Cake

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 6-8


  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 °F. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Use a whisk to ensure there are no lumps.

Remove a 1/2 cup of the flour mixture and set aside.

Then if you have a food processor, place your pastry blender and “cut in” the shortening until the flour mixture is combined. If you do not have a food processor use a standard mixer or good ole’ fashion elbow grease.

Add milk and beaten egg into flour mixture.

Place into a 8×8 pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the reserved flour mixture on top of the batter.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 25 minutes.