Aunt Margarets Coffee Cake

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Servings Number 6 - 8 people
Prep Time 01h 00
Cooking Time 00h 20


Coffee Cake with an icing recipe is always a favorite recipe at family gatherings. This coffee cake recipe comes from our aunt's kitchen. You would not believe how wonderful this cake tastes and smells.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 packages yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 cups flour


  1. Pre-Heat Oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Dissolve 1 and 1/2 packages of yeast in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Scald 2 cups milk.
  4. To the milk, add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter and 1 teaspoon of salt, and 3 beaten eggs and mix it up well.
  5. Add the milk mixture to the yeast/water mixture. Let cool to lukewarm.
  6. Add 8 cups of flour and mix well.
  7. Pour mixture on a floured pastry board and knead until elastic.
  8. Return to a large floured mixing bowl and allow to rise until it is about double in size.
  9. Transfer to 9 in. baking pans - let rise again (letting it rise twice is very important!)
  10. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and serve when baked completely.
  11. Icing Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 2 cups powdered sugar 2 to 4 tablespoons milk (or hot water, for desired consistency) 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  12. Icing Instructions: Melt the butter in a saucepan, or in a bowl or cup in the microwave. Sift 2 cups of powdered sugar into a medium-size bowl. Add the melted butter, 2 tablespoons of milk or hot water, and the vanilla to the powdered sugar; stir to blend. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, adding a little more milk or hot water if necessary. Drizzle the finished glaze over the cooled cake.