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Lemon Coffee Cake

"This quick coffee cake was one of the first recipes I tried after I got married more than 30 years ago," recalls Darlene Brenden 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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 324 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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