Hawaiian Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
15 mins
50 mins

If you like coconut then this is an easy cake to make and taste great any old time!

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  1. Sift together flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Add and mix until crumbly the brown sugar and shortening.
  3. Reserve 3/4 cup of this mixture.
  4. Add the chopped nuts, baking sode and buttermilk.
  5. Mix enough to blend.
  6. Bake in greased 8x8x2 pan.
  7. Sprinkle with reserved 3/4 cup sugar-shortening crumb mixture and cover lavishly with coconut.
  8. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 50 minutes or finger test for doneness.
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2 5

This recipe was not the greatest. I would suggest cutting back on the cinnamon and nutmeg. I have almost the same recipe for a Hawaiian coffee cake, try that one :)

3 5

We found the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors very overwhelming (and I love both). I would recommend cutting the spices in half, adding some vanilla and maybe trying butter instead of the shortening. I felt the only thing I could taste were the spices and shortening, which was disappointing. The coconut seemed to get way too dark even though I followed the baking time instructions (and the cake itself did need that much time). I wonder if it would help to add the coconut 1/2 way through the baking time or to put it under the crumb topping. It was edible but it does need some tweaking, in my opinion.