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Buttermilk Coffee Cake

by , Updated April 17, 2017

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Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

This buttermilk coffee cake is made with a brown sugar and cinnamon streusel topping.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Stir together 2 cups flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Measure 3/4 cup of mixture and set aside for topping. To remaining flour mixture add 1/3 cup flour; blend well. Add egg, buttermilk, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Turn dough into a buttered 9-inch square pan.
  4. Mix together the reserved flour sugar mixture and the chopped walnuts or pecans; sprinkle over the top of the batter.
  5. Bake coffee cake for 50 to 55 minutes.
  6. Let coffee cake cool in pan then cut into serving-size pieces.

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