Quick and Easy Coffee Cake or Muffins

Coffee Cakes & Sweet Treats

Use this recipe to make a coffee cake OR muffins OR both!  Delicious warm from the oven!





2 coffee cakes OR 1 coffee cake plus 12 muffins OR 24 muffins

Prep Time

15 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour

Bake Time

20 to 25 minutes


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter OR margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • Sugar Nut Topping:
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120°to 130ºF). Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

Turn into 2 greased 8 or 9-inch square pans. Sprinkle evenly with Sugar-Nut Topping (see directions below). Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Best when served warm.

Sugar-Nut Topping: Combine butter and brown sugar with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped walnuts.

* 1 recipe also makes enough batter for 24 muffins OR 1 coffee cake plus 12 muffins.