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Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

9 servings

"I have many buttermilk recipes, and this one brings back the flavor of old fashioned homemade doughnuts," says Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania. Spiced with nutmeg, slices of the tasty cake are even more tempting served with a dollop of whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan (batter will be thick).
  2. Combine the remaining sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 319 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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