Lemon Coffee Cake Recipe

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"This quick coffee cake was one of the first recipes I tried after I got married more than 30 years ago," recalls Darlene Markel of Salem, Oregon. "Since then, I have received many compliments and requests for the recipe. The lemon filling makes it a refreshing treat any time of day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) lemon pie filling
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 324 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture until blended.
  2. Pour half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread pie filling over batter. Top with remaining batter. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Coffee Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 324 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"This was a big hit with my family. The filling layer adds a nice touch to a basic coffee cake recipe."

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"I surprised myself by trying this recipe, since I am not a fan of lemon or dry coffee cakes. This is sooo moist and lemony it is just awesome. I love it!!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"I have made this so many times; it is so easy to prepare, and is so delicious! Sometimes I drizzle a little powdered sugar glaze. I made this last night, and gave some to my neighbors. She wants to pay me to make one for her family! Store-bought pastries can't touch this recipe."

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"This is one of my favorite recipes, I have made it many times, my family and friends love it."

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"I made this recipe for a birthday. Everyone loved it and several asked for the recipe. Its easy and delicious."

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