Coffee Cake Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1 cake (9 servings per batch)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Keep this handy mix in your pantry and you can whip up a last-minute coffee cake in no time. Cinnamon and nutmeg provide a delicious homemade taste that's better than any boxed mix. It makes a wonderful gift. —Linnea Rein, Topeka, Kansas


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 squares)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. In a small bowl, combine the topping mix ingredients. Store both mixes in separate airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 2 batches (9 cups cake mix, 1-1/3 cups topping).
  2. To prepare coffee cake: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, water and 4-1/2 cups cake mix just until blended.
  3. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup topping mix. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 373 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.