I’m feeling more generous now and I’m in an autumn baking mood, so here it is.
Putting this coffeecake together is like layering a lasagne, down to the colors and textures. I double the streusel and why not? You’re already over the reasonable calorie limit. Bring this to a party with confidence; it is guaranteed to please.
I claim this recipe as my very own because I’ve struggled to hang onto it. (And not just because the ex was after it.)
I originally clipped it from a Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s magazine ad in the 1980s. I kept it on the refrigerator but the index card must have fallen behind the fridge. I didn’t notice the greasy card missing until after I moved to a new apartment. A couple of years later, I got the recipe back, thanks to my good friend Denise.
She wrote to a “you-asked-for-it” recipe column in The Milwaukee Sentinel, back when there was a Milwaukee Sentinel and there was no Internet.
I later lost it again in one of my many moves. But no recipe is gone for good in this Internet age.
Click on the recipe card for a larger image.