When I lived in an orphanage more than 50 years ago, I helped out in the kitchen, often making this wonderful coffee cake and dutifully following the recipe the cooks used. Years later, seeing Kate Smith on television, I realized that I had been making one of the singer's own favorite recipes from her cookbook! —Ruth Nast, Waterford, Connecticut
Kate Smith Coffee Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a bowl, combine egg, butter and milk. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into batter. Add bran flakes. Spread into a greased 8-in. round ovenproof skillet or 8-in. baking pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Serve warm.