BosGuy cooks: Cherry coffee cake

The title is misleading because I have not made my Mom’s cherry coffee cake, but for as long as I can remember my mother would make this Christmas morning. As a kid I loved the sweet cake for breakfast and as I got older, I appreciated it even more with a strong cup of coffee.

With Christmas now just days away, I thought I’d share this family recipe. If you enjoy baking, give this a try and let me know how it turns out.


1 21oz can of cherry pie filling
1 and 1/4 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1 egg
10 tbsp of butter (melted)
1 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract

According to Mom, preheat your oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 baking pan.

Mix with a fork the flour, half of the total sugar (1/2 cup), baking powder, baking soda and salt (the salt will cut the sweetness so Mom often refrains from including it). Add 1/2 cup of melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla and spoon beat until all is well mixed and then pour it into your greased pan.

In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 heaping tablespoons of flour and the remaining melted butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then sprinkle half of this over the batter in the pan and stir 1 tsp of lemon juice into pie filling before sprinkling the remaining mixture over the cake.

Bake in the oven at 350⁰ for 1 hour – until top is golden brown then take it out and let it sit for about 30 minutes until it is cool enough to eat.

Thanks Mom.

3 responses to “BosGuy cooks: Cherry coffee cake

  1. Thank you.


  2. is the 1.25 cups of flour the same as 1 1/2 cups of flour?



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