Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
A Sunday morning treat from the pages of my Fannie Farmer cookbook...It's called, "Sunday Coffee Cake," but you could have it any day of the week! Makes 2 8-inch round pans or 1 13x9" pan of coffee cake
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup shortening
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- Grease/flour two 8-inch round pans or one 13x9 pan.
- (I use the 13x9 pan).
- In mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
- Toss together.
- Then add the shortening.
- Using a fork or pastry blender, work shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture is in fine crumbs.
- Scoop out 1/2 cup of the crumbs and set aside.
- This will be used as topping later.
- To the rest of the crumbs, add the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix well.
- Add the buttermilk and eggs.
- Stir until blended.
- The batter should not be smooth.
- Spread the batter in prepared pan (s).
- Sprinkle batter with reserved crumbs.
- Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
- Serve warm from the pan.
- **Forthe buttermilk, I often use what milk I have on hand, with 1 TBSP vinegar added per cup of milk.
Not as sweet as I expected.
This cake was good. I used butter flavored Crisco, but will try butter next time.
All of my family liked this coffee cake.It was very moist. I made mine in a 9x13 pan which made for leftovers and the cake was still moist for a few days. Thanks SilentCricket. Bullwinkle.