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Walnut Coffee Cake

August 28, 2013

This is a very delicious coffee cake. It goes perfectly with a lazy morning, a good book and a nice cup of coffee. I used walnuts, but you could substitute pecans if you’d like.

You will need:

  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 c raisins or currants
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 10 T unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c buttermilk or soy milk

Then you will…

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar with the walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar.
  4. Beat in the eggs and extracts.
  5. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  6. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours and oats.
  7. Stir the flour mixture and milk into the sugar mixture, alternating parts.
  8. Pour a third of the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Spread half of the brown sugar mixture onto the batter.
  10. Pour another third of the batter into the pan and top with the remaining brown sugar mixture.
  11. Pour the remaining batter into the pan.
  12. Bake 40-50 minutes or until the cake is golden and a tester comes out clean in the middle.
  13. Cool 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.

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