- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, divided
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 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).
- Combine the remaining sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.
Reviews for Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake
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"Very quick and delicious recipe. This is one of my go-to recipes whenever I buy buttermilk and want to use up that quart before it expires. I also like that it only makes 9 servings since it is only my husband and I."
"Love this recipe! It was one of the first cakes I ever made. I added cinnamon to the batter and make it in a bundt pan and drizzle it with a thin icing made from water, icing sugar, vanilla, sugar, and nutmeg! I've tried it with buttermilk and 1% milk, but the buttermilk is definitely much better!"
"Really liked this. Easy to make with ingredients on hand. I ate 1/3 of it and would eat more but I keep thinking about the calories. Next time I might incorporate cinnamon or a different topping but the cake was great."
"Awesome! A perfect size for 2 people, smelled divine when it was baking, and it tastes INCREDIBLE! Light, but a rich taste from the buttermilk. So easy to mix up too.can't wait to make it again!"
"My family LOVES this. I put the "topping" in the batter, and then we ice it with cream cheese icing for Jesus' birthday cake on Christmas morning."