Buttermilk-Walnut Coffee Cake with Orange Essence

Total Time
55 Mins
Serves
20
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

I have taken this walnut coffee cake to several potlucks and coffees with friends and it is always well received.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
240 cal
Total Fat
12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
6 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
160 mg
Carbohydrates
31 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
3 g

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, freshly grated
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup California walnuts, chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Sift together into a large bowl flour, sugars, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, salt and ginger. Stir in orange zest and oil until mixture is moist. Reserve 3/4 cup of the flour mixture in a small bowl, set aside (save for topping).
  3. Stir baking powder and baking soda into main flour mixture. Beat together buttermilk and egg. Add to cake batter and mix until just combined (do not over mix). Pour batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  4. Combine reserved flour mixture with walnuts and remaining cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes until center springs back or toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle. Cool completely before serving.