Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cathy Muir
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl, and cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping, and set aside.

Step 3

Combine remaining flour mixture, baking powder, and baking soda, and add the buttermilk, vanilla, and egg. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Spoon batter into an 8-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture over batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

Vicuska's Review

carolfitz
March 19, 2014
Taste was nice, and it was easy to assemble, but somehow it turned out a bit dry. The cake was falling apart as I was slicing it. As if there were not enough fat in the dough. Perhaps I baked it a bit too long? I will try this recipe again, hope it will be better for the second try.

peaches09's Review

PatriciaH6911
July 11, 2013
A very good, lighter coffee cake. It's also a one bowl cake that goes together quickly. Use light or dark brown sugar - either works well. Add chopped nuts to the topping if you wish.

dkates's Review

dkates
May 27, 2012
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staceejo's Review

peaches09
December 01, 2010
This cake is excellent - especially with coffee. I love cinnamon and sugar and this cake epitomizes that. Super easy - don't expect the crumb mixture to ball up like traditional toppings. Will definitely make again!

carolfitz's Review

Vicuska
June 06, 2010
Wanted a quick and simple coffee cake without a trip-to-the-store, and this was it. Very easy to put together; made to recipe using butter. Added a scant handful of finely chopped walnuts to the crumb topping. Nothing special, but pleasant and just what we needed.

PatriciaH6911's Review

staceejo
April 24, 2009
Excellent recipe, especially if you are a coffee cake lover. Wonderful cinnamon flavor, and it doesn't taste like a "low fat" recipel