Ben Lippen School Coffee Cake (Mrs. Hathaway's recipe)19 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 25 min
- Ready In: 40 min
“This is a delicious breakfast coffee cake that sustained thousands of boarding school students for nearly 40 years!” - by MrsGluck
Original recipe yields 9 servings
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, cream together 1/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Spread evenly in a 9x9 inch baking pan.
- In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, and cinnamon. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, and pinch into the dry mixture using your fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the cake.
- Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving (9 total)
- 224 cal
- 8.8 g
- 32.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (19)Rate This Recipe
"Very good! This recipe peaked my interest as my dad attended the same high school. The cake lives up to its reputation--very moist after letting it set overnight. I used brown sugar instead of white..." See more in the crumb topping because of personal preference, and would suggest doubling the topping recipe if you like a lot of crumbs; it doesn't make a whole lot. Overall a very nice coffee cake and easy to make with ingredients everyone has on hand!"
"I accidentally added twice as much butter as I was supposed to, and didn't realize it until the next day. I was wondering why the cake was so moist! It was fabulous. Next time, I might not add so m..." See moreuch butter -- maybe just a little extra for good measure. I also doubled the crumb topping, since my husband and I like it. Great recipe!"
"This is a wonderful coffee cake recipe, very moist! I already had a favorite coffee cake recipe, but I couldn't resist trying this because of the history of it. I am glad that I did. It is quick and e..." See moreasy and uses basic ingredients that most of us already have in our cupboards and refrigerator. I reduced the oven temperature to 350 (375 seems too hot for such a small cake) and baked for the recommended time of 25 minutes. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the batter. I also topped the cake with a glaze made from powder sugar, almond extract, and a little bit of milk. No need to cool the cake before topping with glaze since there is no butter in it. This has earned a page in my favorite recipes collection! Thank you for sharing such a special recipe and the history of it."
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