Organic Coffee Cake Recipe

Sometimes you just need to have a tasty treat along with your healthy organic coffee on a weekend morning. With this fact of nature in mind we have researched an organic coffee cake recipe that you can make in your own kitchen. But, before you turn on the oven, grease the pan with organic shortening and start mixing, you will want to find healthy organic ingredients for your organic coffee cake recipe. Go to our where to find organic ingredients page for a set of quick references for what brands to pick and where to find them. Information about all of the ingredients we mention is available with a click of your mouse. The fact of the matter is that coffee cake is for eating with coffee and does not contain coffee!

Ingredients for Organic Coffee Cake Recipes

Organic coffee cake recipes include organic flour, organic sugar, organic baking powder, salt, organic shortening, organic milk and organic eggs. Please note that we did not include organic salt in our list. Organic salts are typically sea salts which may give a different and unwelcome taste to an organic coffee cake recipe. Salt extraction and processing does not include insecticides, herbicides, etc. like the other items on our list so organic processing by in large does not apply.

Tools and Preparation

You will need a 13 by 9 inch baking pan. You can use the non-stick variety or you can simply grease the inside of the pan with your organic shortening or butter. You can use your hands to mix in the butter or shortening but many folks use a pastry blender. (See photo). Use the pastry blender to cut the butter or shortening into the dry ingredients. Set your oven to 350 to 375 degrees and let it heat up that temperature range before putting the coffee cake on the middle rack. Use a separate bowl and mixing spoon to mix your ingredients and then add to the baking pan.

Organic Coffee Cake Recipe - Pastry Blender

Organic Coffee Cake Recipe – Pastry Blender

Specific Ingredients

Here is an example of what and how much to use of each of the ingredients in an organic coffee cake recipe.


All-Purpose Organic Flour 3 cups
Organic Sugar 1 1/2 cups
Organic Baking Powder 5 tsp.
Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
Organic shortening or butter 1/2 cup
Organic Milk 1  1/2 cups
Organic Eggs 2



Follow this sequence for all organic coffee cake recipes. Mix dry ingredients first. Then add organic shortening or butter cutting it into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or by breaking it up with your hands and mixing in. Then add milk and eggs and mix with a mixer or preferably a wooden spoon until just mixed. Add all ingredients to the greased baking pan and put on the center rack of your oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. The coffee cake will be ready when you can insert a toothpick or tines of fork into the coffee cake and is dry when removed.

Enjoying Your Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is best when eaten hot and moist just out of the oven. Enjoy your coffee cake with any of the brands of Colombian organic coffee.

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