Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Colorado Cake (best ever Coffee Cake)

Here's a recipe from my college days. I had three roommates from southern Colorado and they would make this coffee cake almost every Sunday. It soon became a favorite amongst us roommates and pretty much everyone else who knew us. After a few Sundays this coffee cake became known as the Colorado Cake.


Colorado Cake (Best ever Coffee Cake)
Erica Gilleland

Batter:
1 1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
1 C buttermilk
3 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Topping:
1 C chopped nuts
1 C brown sugar
4 TB flour
4 TB melted butter
4 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp water

Combine sugar, butter and eggs and blend well.Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.Spread half of batter in greased cake pan. Put 1/2 topping on top, swirl, repeat with remaining batter and topping.Swirl.Bake 30 minutes at 375. Let cool slightly and pour glaze over.

Glaze:
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C buttermilk
1/4 C butter
1/4 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

(substitute for buttermilk: Add 1 TB vinegar to milk and let stand a couple of minutes.)

4 comments:

caperrins.blogspot.com said...

Can you make this without the nuts? Does it taste the same?

The Edwards Family said...

Truthfully I have never had it with nuts. I was a little shocked when I read the recipe and saw the nuts included.

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