Coffee Cake That Tastes Like Donuts???

Coffee Cake that tastes like Donuts

I made this for my kids’ breakfast this morning and received all sorts of oohs and aahs. I was a bit skeptical about the recipe at first, simply because every coffee cake I have ever made had cinnamon in it and this one doesn’t. However, the teaser above the recipe said it was reminiscent of old fashioned cake donuts and who can resist that?! I am glad that I went ahead and made it, because it is now on the list of “approved” breakfasts. Best of all, it doesn’t have anything unusual or expensive in it.

Coffee Cake that tastes like Donuts

Coffee Cake That Tastes Like Donuts???
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (aka milk with a splash of lemon juice!)
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy.
  2. Combine egg and buttermilk and add.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and then add.
  4. Spread into a greased 9X9 pan and then cover with remaining ¼ cup sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.



18 thoughts on “Coffee Cake That Tastes Like Donuts???

  1. >hee heee – chuckled at your softening butter comment. That’s SO true. 🙂 This looks delicious and if it got “ohs and ah’s” it has to be good. Thanks for linking to tasty Tuesday. 🙂

  2. >Perfect and simple! I can’t wait to try this : ). Especially if it will get a kid to ooooh and ahhhhhhhhhh. You know it is a real winner then!

  3. >sounds quite tasty! I like that it tastes like a doughnut — with food allergies, we haven’t had doughnuts in YEARS … we’ll enjoy this one!

  4. >one of my all time favorite things is….cake donuts!! I just copied this recipe and plan to make in the next couple of days!

  5. >Yum! Sounds wonderful. Your kiddos are lucky to have a mom like you to do all that great cooking, early in the morning!!

    1. You can use regular milk. You can also add 1 tsp lemon juice or cider vinegar to the milk to simulate buttermilk. If you use regular milk, omit the baking soda and increase the baking powder to 3 tsp. Buttermilk, because of its acidity affects the way baking powder works, therefore in recipes where it is used, there is some baking soda necessary. If you use sweet (regular) milk, the soda isn’t needed, but you need to increase the baking powder. Hope that helps.

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