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Kate Smith Coffee Cake

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bran flakes, crushed
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bran flakes, crushed

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 253 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • FriedaG
    Jan 4, 2008

    I've been making this delicious old-fashioned coffee cake for over ten years now, since I found it in Reminisce magazine. My mother says it is very similar to one that her mother made. Maybe she got her recipe from Kate Smith's original cookbook -- the timing would be about right.