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Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake

November 26, 2013Danita

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I really enjoy a “down to earth” recipe.  By that I mean a recipe that taste great, looks inviting and uses simple ingredients.  For me, there’s nothing better than finding a new recipe that uses ingredients that I already have in the pantry.  When I’m looking through a cookbook and find a recipe that looks good, I begin reading over it, if I realize there’s that ONE ingredient that I don’t have, never heard of or can only get by ordering from them, I don’t usually make it.  

The other morning I was again de-cluttering my Southern Living magazines I ran across this little gem.  The title (Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake)  caught my eye because I knew it must be “one of those” recipes I would love.  What’s better than a recipe that literally uses whatever you have?  At our house, this particular morning, it so happened that we had a small amount of strawberry jam in the frig, some very ripe bananas and I always have pecans in the freezer.  With Thanksgiving coming I am trying to use up, clean out and make space for Thanksgiving leftovers so this was perfect!

Here’s the Recipe: 

(recipe card below)

  • 2 cups self-rising flour (or 2 cups all purpose + 3 tsp baking powder+1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs shortening – melted
  • 1/4 cup fruit jam or preserves
  • 1 cup diced fruit
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar

Topping:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray a 9″ round cake pan with cooking spray

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Stir together flour and soda (and salt and baking powder if using)

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, sugar and shortening

Combine wet and dry ingredients

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Pour batter into prepared pan

Spoon jam onto batter by the teaspoon

Swirl gently in to batter (this works best if your jam is at room temperature)

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Top with sliced or diced fruit and nuts

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Bake at 350 fro about 35-45 minutes

Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla

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Drizzle over slightly cooled cake

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Serve Warm!

What fruit and jam will you try?

Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups self-rising flour (or 2 cups all purpose + 3 tsp baking powder+1/4 tsp salt)
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice)
  5. 1/2 cup sugar
  6. 4 Tbs shortening - melted
  7. 1/4 cup fruit jam or preserves
  8. 1 cup diced fruit
  9. 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  10. 1 tsp sugar
Topping
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9" round cake pan with cooking spray
  3. Stir together flour and soda (and salt and baking powder if using)
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, sugar and shortening
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan
  7. Spoon jam onto batter by the teaspoon
  8. Swirl gently in to batter
  9. Top with sliced or diced fruit and nuts
  10. Bake at 350 fro about 35-45 minutes
  11. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla
  12. Drizzle over slightly cooled cake
  13. Serve Warm!
Notes
  1. Any jam, fruit or nuts will work
  2. Jam works best if your jam is at room temperature
Adapted from Southern Living Magazine
Adapted from Southern Living Magazine
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