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Lemon Coffee Cake Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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jud--dee User ID: 7527327 227603
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"I love this recipe. Made it for ladies golf day and everyone loved it.....they took all leftovers making it again today for guests .... you can't go wrong with this one."

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 226909
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"I made this with gluten free flour. As usual that requires more liquid, about 1/3 cup milk, I also used jumbo eggs. Other than that I made it per the recipe. I added a fresh lemon glaze the first two times I served it. It is actually better as the days go by, moister. It was a dense cake that held its shape when cut. I will make it again and am wondering what other pie fillings could be used? Only the cream kind or fruit kind too?"

collectorkerri User ID: 212062 41720
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."

zimmb User ID: 5495838 204889
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!!!"

xicota User ID: 944314 111242
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."

Carol Henry User ID: 2592104 85695
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

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

tiggerbell User ID: 939019 61297
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

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

angelbuns User ID: 3871803 56098
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"made this for a friend's birthday..she loves lemon. She raved , and gave some to all her grown childre, and then asked for the recipe!"

cindy1958 User ID: 2814187 105701
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"This is very easy to make and it tastes delicious-definately one I will make again."

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