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Buttermilk-Walnut Coffee Cake with Orange Essence

Buttermilk-Walnut Coffee Cake with Orange Essence
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  • 10-12 ServingsServings


  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts



1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 Sift together into a large bowl flour, sugars, 1 tsp of cinnamon, salt and ginger. Stir in orange zest and oil until mixture is moist.

3 Reserve ¾ cup of the flour mixture in a small bowl, set aside (save for topping).

4 Stir baking powder and baking soda into main flour mixture. Beat together buttermilk and egg.

5 Add to cake batter and mix until just combine (do not over mix). Pour batter into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan.

6 Combine reserved flour mixture with walnuts and remaining cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter.

7 Bake 40-45 minutes until center springs back or toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle.

8 Cool completely before serving.

Source: California Walnut Board