Christmas Wreath Coffee Cake


1.5 cups, sifted cake flour
2.5 teaspoons, baking powder
1/2 teaspoon, salt
3/4 cup, sugar
1/3 cup, melted shortening
1/2 cup, milk
1 teaspoon, vanilla
1 egg, beaten slightly

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir all at once into flour mixture, just until blended.


1/2 cup, firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons, flour
3/4 teaspoon, cinnamon
2 tablespoons, shortening

Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Drop small pieces of shortening into dry mixture and mix until crumbly.

Preheat oven to 375°. Place half of streusel in a greased one-quart ring mold or bundt pan and top with half of batter. Repeat layers. Bake for about 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Invert on a wire rack and let cool. Drizzle with confectioners glaze. Decorate as desired with Christmas decorations. Makes one cake.

This is a traditional treat my mom made for brunch Christmas morning. We would bring it with us when we went visiting, and it was always a big hit. Goes great with coffee as you might imagine.