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Grandma's Coffee Cake

This cake brings back memories of sweet visits around my mom's table. I like to bake it in a bundt pan, which when inverted gives you a nice rippled edge. It can easily be baked in a regular tube pan.

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Cream together butter and sugar until very smooth.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk. 
  4. Mix until well incorporated, but do not over beat.
  5. Make filling mixture below.
  6. Grease pan well. 
  7. Place 1/3 of batter in bottom of pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the filling.
  8. Top with another 1/3 of batter and sprinkle with remaining filling. Top with remaining batter.
  9. Bake in 350ยบ oven for 50 minutes.
For the filling:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  1. Stir together dry ingredients. 
  2. Melt butter and using a folk mix into sugar mixture.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice, or water with a few drops of vanilla
  1. Stir together and glaze cake once it's been turned out onto a cake plate. It's fine to drizzle it over when the cake it still warm. 

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