Cowboy Coffee Cake

I found this recipe years ago in an old recipe book. I do not know which publication it came from but I've been told this is the best Coffee Cake ever, mostly by men. This is purely speculation on my part, but I think this is why it is not a 'Cowgirl' Coffee Cake.

Cowboy Coffee Cake

20 minutes prep / 35 min bake
350º Oven

2½ c. All-purpose flour
1½ c. Packed brown sugar
½ tsp. Salt
2/3 c. butter, margarine, or shortening
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
1 & 1/3 c. buttermilk (or quick substitute)

add dash of ginger
add ½ cup tiny chocolate chips with topping mix
½ cup chopped nuts

*quick tip:
1 & 1/3 Tbsp of white vinegar and top off with milk making 1 & 1/3 cups total ‘buttermilk’. Set for 5 minutes. Use in entirety as buttermilk above.

Grease bottom and ½ inch up sides of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt.

Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside ½ cup.

Stir baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg into remaining crumb mixture.

Combine eggs and buttermilk.

Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture, mix well.

Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Stir together reserved crumb mixture with (optional) nuts or miniature chocolate chips. Sprinkle atop batter.

Bake in a 350º oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Serve warm. Makes 18 servings.


Heffalump said…
My Mom has a recipe called cowboy coffee cake in her red checkered better homes and garden's cookbook from the 60's. The newer version I have doesn't have it, but I remember it was a favorite at our house.
James said…
I have a friend that makes cowboy and cowgirl coffee cake on Memorial Day every year (her house is on the parade route in our town) and has a bunch of us over to await the parade in the morning. She says that the difference between cowboy & cowgirl coffee cake is that one has nuts.
Dapoppins said…
so glad this is still here. I am going to use this for muffins!

july 2010
Erin said…
Thank you for posting this. We made it all the time at home and my red and white cook book does not have it.
Bee Repartee said…

You are welcome. BH&G red and white checkered cookbook has it under "Old Fashioned Buttermilk Coffee Cake" something like that. Same recipe, different name.
Annie Rae said…
Oh what a sweet memory! This was my father's favorite coffee cake, and when I began cooking as a young girl, 10 or 12 this was one of the things I made that he just LOVED...I'm so happy to find the recipe again!

Thank you for sharing!

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