I first tasted this incredible coffee cake when a kind neighbor brought it by. It was so good, my brother-in-law tried hiding it from us so he wouldn’t have to share. —Arlene Isaac, Crooked Creek, Alberta
"With two busy children, I like to have recipes that get me out of the kitchen fast," notes Rose Palsgrove of Piqua, Ohio. "Our neighboring town hosts a strawberry festival every June, so strawberry recipes are popular in our area. This one is simple and delicious. Serve it warm.
There's a taste of summer in every slice of this bursting-with-blueberries cake from Lori Buenger of Mountain Home, Arkansas. With its tender texture and slightly sweet streusel topping, it's the perfect way to end a special-occasion breakfast or brunch.
"This recipe was given to me by a former neighbor," pens Doris Brearley from Vestal, New York. The yummy cake relies on baking mix, canned cranberry sauce and an easy nut topping, so it's truly a quick bread.
This delightful crumb cake from Lucile Proctor has a brown sugar topping featuring raisins, pecans and chocolate chips. "A friend gave me this mix for Christmas," recalls the Panguitch, Utah cook. "All I had to do was mix it and bake it in the pan she also provided."
"This is a wonderful time-saver because it's assembled the night before," explains Cindy Harris of San Antonio, Texas. "My kids think that the nutty topping, sweet glaze and from scratch cake make it the ultimate treat."
"My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me," writes Angel Retherford of Laughlin, Nevada. "I have reinvented it by using different flavors of Fig Newtons. My favorite version is made with apple-cinnamon, but be sure to try the raspberry, too."
This coffee cake is a favorite of mine. It's attractive, delicious and cuts like a dream. Sometimes I use convenient canned pie filling when I want a different flavor and I'm pressed for time.