Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


24 servings

Updated: Apr. 11, 2023
Of all the things I make for breakfast, this gets eaten the fastest. That's all right with me because it's also the easiest to prepare! Serve this tasty treat with fresh fruit, juice and coffee for a complete meal.


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugars, oil and salt; mix well. Remove 1/2 cup and set aside. To remaining flour mixture, add egg, buttermilk and baking soda; mix well. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. To reserved flour mixture add all topping ingredients; mix well. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done.
To substitute for each cup of buttermilk, use 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand 5 min. Or, use 1 cup plain yogurt or 1-3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 226 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.