Coffee Cake

By on September 17, 2011

 Coffee Cake


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 30 minutes


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup fresh buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Sugar Topping:

1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Kitchen Supplies:

8″ x 8″ square baking dish (can also use a 7″ x 11″ dish)
2 medium mixing bowls


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 2: Break an egg and beat slightly. Beat into the butter and sugar mixture.

Step 3: Slowly add in 1 cup of fresh buttermilk and mix well with a whisk. Set aside.

Step 4: In a separate mixing bowl, measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a fine sieve and sift all into the mixing bowl.

Step 5: Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until well combined. The batter will be thick.

Step 6: Butter the baking dish well and spread the batter evenly. In a small dish, mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle liberally on top of the batter.

Step 7: Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.

Serve warm or make the cake ahead the day before. The flavors will mellow and taste even better the