Recipe Release: Kanakuk Coffee Cake | Kanakuk Kamps
Recipe Release: Kanakuk Coffee Cake
Do you remember those beautiful Sunday mornings at Kamp with delicious smells wafting from the kitchen? There really is nothing better than a slice of our Kanakuk Coffee Cake with your best Kamp friends.

Each year, Kampers (and former Kampers) dream about, Tweet about, and just plain crave this Kamp favorite. Now, we’ve got a special treat for you and your families! We know it can be difficult waiting for summer to arrive every year so you can pull your Kamp trunk out of the closet and prep for an incredible time at Kamp, but we’ve got something to help pass the time and fill your bellies.

Enjoy this recipe for our famous Kanakuk Coffee Cake. It’s a perfect breakfast treat (or treat for any time) and opportunity to bring a bit of Kamp into your home.

Kanakuk Coffee Cake

Topping (prepare day ahead and refrigerate)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 tbsp. cinnamon

2 oz. butter


Combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and mix well. Cut butter into small pieces and work into dry ingredients with hands. Refrigerate overnight.


2 1/4 cups flour

1 3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs

3/4 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 sticks margarine (melted)

3/4 cups water

4 ounces evaporated milk


In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix well. Set aside. (Note: Dry ingredients may be mixed the day before, covered and left at room temperature.) Spray 9x13-inch pan with pan spray. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add vanilla and evaporated milk. Combine margarine with water, then pour slowly into batter and mix on low speed. Turn mixer off. Add small amount of dry ingredients and turn mixer on low to combine. Mix well. Scrape bowl and repeat until all dry ingredients have been incorporated. Beat until batter is smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle topping (prepared before) on top of cake batter, covering well. Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into 3x6-inch pieces to serve. Enjoy and reminisce on your favorite Kamp memories.

And there you have it, Kanakuk family: the wonderfully delicious Kanakuk Coffee Cake! It’s sure to brighten any day in your home. Let us know how your family cooking adventures go with this new recipe.

 Parents and Kampers: what are your favorite Kamp foods? We’d love to hear!