The Queen’s Kitchen

 

Buttermilk Coffee Cake November 18, 2005

Filed under: Dessert — Carrie @ 1:01 am

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or a little more)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (or a little more)
2 beaten eggs
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease bottom and sides of a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I just use my fingers and rub it in because Alton Brown says I can).

Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture.

Put the rest of the dry ingredients into the remaining mixture and mix it up good.

Combine eggs and buttermilk, then add it all at once to the flour mixture.

Combine the nuts and reserved dry mix, sprinkle over batter.

Cook for about 35 minutes. SERVE WARM!

Chocolate Chip Variation
Prepare the batter as directed. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter to the struesal mixture that you set aside. Add in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped nuts. Pour half the batter in the bottom of the pan, cover with the filling, pour the other half of the batter on top. It will take longer to bake, about 45 min I think.