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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This is a favorite of the Beach Watchers Advisory Council.

Preheat oven to 350.

2 cubes butter**
2 cups sugar
Cream together sugar and butter. (Margarine may be used, but butter is preferable)

4 eggs,
1 tsp vanilla
Add eggs one at a time, beating after adding each one.
Blend in vanilla.

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbl baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
Mix together dry ingredients.

Then blend alternately with buttermilk into the sugar/egg mixture.

1/2 cup sugar
2-3 tsp cinnamon
Mix together sugar and cinnamon - I like this 'topping' to be strong on the cinnamon.

Spoon batter into a well-greased angel food pan**,
creating layers (three layers eventually),and sprinkling each layer with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and sprinkling a generous amount on the top layer. (You might not use the entire sugar-cinnamon mixture, but about 2/3 of it)

Bake one hour at 350 degrees.
Check with a long straw or a slender wooden kabob skewer.

Let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting - it needs to settle a bit.

** a cube of butter is 1 stick (or 1/4 of a pound)


  • You will need a pan with a volume capacity of at least 10 cups. I have been using a 10 cup Bundt pan or mold and the batter expands above the top by about an inch while baking. It shrinks while cooling.
  • Try sprinkling the inside of the greased pan with the cinnamon-sugar mix before filling it.
Skip Ingraham


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