cinnamon coffee cake

DSC_0222I was presented with this dish when we had Jack. In those first few weeks of feeling like a walking zombie, this is one of the items that shined through. It is a great dessert, breakfast dish, or snack after a 3 a.m. nursing session. Seriously, I’ve tested it in all of those situations, and this cake never disappoints. I now only make it for special occasions, in fear I will eat it all or wake up at 3 a.m. to have a piece! I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do… and with some of this, too, or gift it to some poor soul with a newborn; they’ll love you forever.



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Mix brown sugar, white sugar, flour and salt. Add oil and mix until crumbly.


Remove 7/8 cup of above mix and set aside. Yes, 7/8 cup, weird number right!?! Below is what I took out and it worked great!



To the bowl, add buttermilk, egg, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.



Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish. Crumble the reserve mix on top.


Bake @350 for 25 min. Mix powdered sugar and milk. While still warm, drizzle on top.


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