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Swedish Coffee Cake Recipe

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Swedish Coffee Cake

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of (My Grandmother says to only squeeze the juice out of half a lemon and only use a few pinches of zest)
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Crumb Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 lb butter, softened (1 stick)

Directions

Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cream together butter and sugar, add egg yolks gradually.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the batter. Stir.
  • Add milk, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon rind. Stir.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter.
  • Pour into 13x9 baking pan.
  • Top with crumb topping and bake for 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Crumb Topping:

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or the back of a fork until it resembles crumbs.
  • Scatter crumbs over unbaked cake.