Friday, September 27, 2013

Cowboy Coffee Cake



                  When I posted this pic and name on my facebook page, all of my American friends knew what this was. This coffee cake screams, I am the child of the 80's and 90's!! We all had it! every single one of my friends had this cake growing up. It was served around christmas time or on weekends..usually starting around the fall. I love it..it's simple and out of this world delicious.

So start your saturday morning off right with this coffee cake. Put on a pot of coffee or tea,sit down with a slice and enjoy. Happy Weekend!

Cowboy Coffee Cake

2-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour or half white and half wheat
1-1/2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
2/3 cup Butter,diced into cubes
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
2 Beaten Eggs
1-1/3 cups Buttermilk
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts..I used Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 or 180 celsius. Grease a 13x9 inch pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a medium bow,combine the flour,brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter using your fingers or a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture. To the remaining mixture, stir in baking powder,baking soda,cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a small bowl,combine the eggs and buttermilk. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out as needed. Stir together reserved crumb mixture and nuts. Sprinkle over the batter evenly.

Bake for 35-40 minutes of until a toothpick inserted towards center comes out clean. Serve warm!

Yield: 18 slices if you want to be stingy..less if you are feeling generous :)
Source: Better Homes and Gardens The Cook Book