Merk’s Coffeecake

Merk's Coffeecake

Merk’s Coffeecake

Merk's Coffeecake
A vintage typed recipe card for Merk's Coffeecake; make this classic coffeecake with shortening, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, sour cream, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped nuts.
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  • 1/2 cup shortening oleo
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 pint commercial sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add eggs, beating singly after each addition.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and soda together.
  • Add to creamed mixture, alternately with sour cream blending after each addition.
  • Spread half of the batter in a 10-inch tube pan that has been greased and lined on the bottom with waxed paper.
  • Cream butter, sugar, and cinnamon together.
  • Add nuts – mix well. Dot batter in pan evenly with half of the nut mixture.
  • Cover with remaining batter.
  • Dot with remaining mixture.
  • Bake at 350-degrees for about 50 minutes.
  • Cool cake 10 minutes; remove from pan.

Kitchen Helper 2

10-inch Tube Pan
Retro Hand Mixer
10-inch Tube Pan, Silicone
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, Coffee, Coffeecake

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