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Walnut-Coconut Coffee Cake

In Livingston, Texas, Doris Jones bakes this moist morning treat for her friends and family. "My grocer likes me to bring him this coffee cake when I stop by," she relates. "He says it's the best."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir just until moistened. Stir in coconut and walnuts just until combined.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 410 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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